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What is Health?. Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?. A combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. health. A state of well-being, or total health. wellness. Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?.

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lesson 1 what is health and wellness
Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

A combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being

  • health

A state of well-being, or total health

  • wellness
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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Looking fit and feeling well are important, but good health does not stop there.

The choices you make and actions you take every day shape your health.

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Your Health Triangle

Mental/Emotional

Physical

Social

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Physical Health

Eat nutritious foods and snacks.

Get regular checkups from

a doctor and a dentist.

PhysicalHealth

Avoid harmful behaviors.

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Mental/Emotional Health

You like and accept yourself.

Mental/EmotionalHealth

You are able to handlechallenges.

You find positive solutionsto problems.

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Social Health

Supporting the people you care about

Communicating with, respecting, and valuing people

SocialHealth

Making and keeping friends

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Achieving a Healthy Balance

When one side of the health triangle changes, the other two are affected.

Over time, ignoring any side of your health triangle can affect your total health.

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Wellness and Total Health

When your health is in balance, you are more likely to have a high level of wellness.

Wellness is an indication of your current health habits and behaviors.

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Lesson 1 What is Health and Wellness?

Wellness and Total Health

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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

The stage between childhood and adulthood

  • adolescence

The time when you start developing physical characteristics of adults of your gender

  • puberty

Chemical substances, produced in glands, that help regulate many body functions

  • hormones
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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

Adolescence is a time of discovery. The object of discovery is you.

Physical Changes

Growth spurts

Growth of body hair

Changes in body shape

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Puberty usually beginsbetween the ages of8 and 14.

Puberty usually beginsbetween the ages of11 and 14.

Girls

Boys

Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

Physical Changes

Physical changes that occur during adolescence are the result of puberty.

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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

The changes that occur during puberty are all related to the release of hormones.

The changes that hormones cause can make some teens feel uncomfortable.

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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

Mental/Emotional Changes

Mental Changes

Emotional Changes

  • You are able to face problems that are more complex.
  • You can imagine the possible consequences of your actions.
  • You begin to understand different points of view.
  • You can see different solutions to a problem.
  • You begin to develop your own values and beliefs.
  • You experience mood swings caused by hormones.
  • You begin to feel attraction toward others.
  • You have an increased awareness in what is important to you.
  • You become aware of the importance of assuming responsibility
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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

Social Changes

During adolescence, you are likely to experience changes in your relationships with family, peers, and the community.

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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

Social Changes

You are learning to act independently of your parents or other family members.

You are learning to make decisions for yourself.

Family Relationships

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Lesson 2Changes During the Teen Years

During adolescence, your friends and peers take on a greater importance.

Peer Relationships

Many schools have begun sponsoring community service programs to get teens involved.

Relationships withthe Community

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Behaviors and habits that help determine a person’s level of health and wellness

  • lifestylefactors

Actions or behaviors that might cause injury or harm to yourself or others

  • riskbehaviors
  • sedentarylifestyle

A way of life that includes little physical activity

Taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse

  • prevention

The conscious, active choice to not participate in high-risk behaviors

  • abstinence
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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Positive lifestyle factors promote good health.

Positive Lifestyle Factors

Eating well-balanced meals, starting with a good breakfast

Getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily

Sleeping at least eight hours every night

Doing your best in school and other activities

Avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and drugs

Following safety rules and wearing protective gear

Relating well to family, friends, and classmates

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Risks are an unavoidable part of life.

Taking responsibility for your personal health behaviors is a part of growing into a responsible adult.

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Some risk behaviors are not obvious because the effects are not immediate.

For example, smoking is a risk behavior.

Some risks have short-term consequences and other risks have long-term consequences.

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Taking precautions can minimize the possibility of harm.

Protective gear is one type of safety precaution that can help you reduce the risk of injury.

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Prevention is another strategy for reducing risk.

Getting regular medical and dental checkups is an example of prevention.

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Lesson 3Taking Responsibility for Your Health

Abstinence is the most effective form of prevention.

You can abstain from anything. Give me some examples. Think-Pair-Share. Be ready to share with the class if called on!