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Ch 1 Living a Healthy Life. Lesson 3: Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks. Risk Behaviors. Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others First, understand individual responsibility and second examine your current behaviors Examples Make any changes if need be.

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Ch 1 living a healthy life

Ch 1 Living a Healthy Life

Lesson 3: Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks


Risk behaviors
Risk Behaviors

  • Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others

  • First, understand individual responsibility and second examine your current behaviors

  • Examples

  • Make any changes if need be


Recognize risk behaviors
Recognize Risk Behaviors

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey

    • Information gathered by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Survey teens nation wide to monitor their risk behaviors

  • YRBS


Cumulative risks and consequences
Cumulative Risks and Consequences

  • Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk

    • If negative behaviors are repeated over time the negative effects accumulate and lead to serious health consequences

    • Cumulative risks may result from combinations of risk factors; such as speeding and bad weather.


Abstaining from risk behaviors
Abstaining from Risk Behaviors

  • Abstinence!!!

    • Avoiding harmful behaviors

    • The only way to avoid the consequences of some of the most serious risk behaviors

  • Stay away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and sexual activity


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