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CHAPTER 2. Building Health Skills and Character. Health Skills- or life skills and are specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect and improve all aspects of your health. Lesson 1 Building Health Skills.

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lesson 1 building health skills

Health Skills- or life skills and are specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect and improve all aspects of your health.

Lesson 1 Building Health Skills
effective communication skills

Clearly say what you mean-use “I” messages

Pay attention to how you say something-use a respectful tone, check facial expressions.

Be a good listener-avoid interrupting the speaker, show you are listening-nodding etc…

Effective Communication SKills
effective communication

Effective communication
refusal skills

Communication strategies that help you say no when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe, unhealthful, or go against your values.

Refusal Skills
refusal strategies

Say “No” in a firm voice

Explain why

Suggest alternatives

Use appropriate body language

Leave if neccesary

Refusal Strategies
conflict resolution skills

The process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving.

The key is respecting others’ rights and your own.

Follow these steps-calm down think it through, speak calmly, listen ask questions when it’s ok, use a polite tone and try to brainstorm to resolve the conflict peacefully.

Conflict resolution skills
conflict resolution examples

Conflict resolution examples
self management skills

Practice Healthful behaviors-choices you make today will affect your health in the future.

Managing stress: Stress management: learning ways to deal with or overcome the negative effects of stress. Ex: physical activity, music, managing your time, take a warm bath, laughing.

Self Management Skills
analyze influences

Internal influences-knowledge, values, likes, dislikes, and desires, things based on your experiences and your perspective on life.

External influences-outside sources, include your family, your friends, peers, environment, culture, laws, and media.

Analyze influences
accessing information

Learn how to get the RIGHT information.

Parents, trusted adults, teachers

Library, encyclopedias…

Reliable internet sites

Newspaper, magazines

Government agencies, health care providers, health organizations.

Accessing information

Taking action to influence others to address a health related concern or to support a health related belief.

lesson 2 making responsible decisions and setting goals

Decision Making Process: steps that enable you to make a healthful decision.

1. State the Situation

2. List the Options

3. Weigh the possible options

4. Consider Values

5. Make a decision and act

6. Evaluate the decision

Lesson 2 making responsible decisions and setting goals
setting personal health goals

Goal: something you aim for that takes planning and work.

Helps build self-confidence, self esteem and improve your health.

Setting personal health goals
types of goals

Short term goal- finishing a project by Friday, cleaning your room before dinner are examples of goals in a short period of time.

Long term goal- goal that is reached over an extended period of time.

Long term goals-

Types of goals
achieving your goals

Action Plan- multistep strategy to identify and achieve your goals.

Steps- set a specific, realistic goal and write it down.

List the steps that will help reach your goal

Identify sources of help and support

Set a reasonable time frame for reaching your goal

Evaluate your progress by establishing checkpoints

Reward yourself for achieving your goal.

Achieving your goals
developing your character

Stand up for your beliefs

Learn from people who demonstrate good character traits-ask family for tips

Join volunteer groups in your school and community.

3H club BHS, family or someone you look up to.

Developing your character
positive role models

Role model-someone who’s success or behavior serves as an example for others.

Who is your role model…why are the your role model???

Positive role models
demonstrating character

Make a difference at home…HOW?

Make a difference at school…HOW?

Make a difference in your community…HOW?

Demonstrating Character