Living a Healthy Life
American Family
Chapter 1
Learning Objective: Students will define
health and wellness, analyze what...
Complete this statement:
• When you have good health, you…
Your Health
• Health:
▫ the combination of physical, mental/emotional,
and social well being
• A person’s health is always...
Where do you fall on the health continuum?
Your Wellness
• Wellness:
▫ an overall state of well-being; total health
▫ It comes from a way of living each day that
inc...
Promoting Your Health
• Lifestyle Factors:
▫ Experts have identified 10 habits that affect
people’s overall health, happin...
What affects your health?
• Lifestyle Factors
1. 8-10 hours of sleep a night
2. Start with a healthy breakfast
3. Eat a va...
Wellness and Prevention
• A key to wellness is PREVENTION:
▫ Practicing health and safety habits to remain free
of disease...
Health is a Nation Wide Goal
• Healthy People 2020:
▫ A nationwide health promotion and disease
prevention plan designed t...
Becoming Health Literate
• Health literacy:
▫ A person’s capacity to learn about and understand
basic health information a...
The Health Triangle
• DRAW IT!
• How can
something
physical, affect
the other sides
of the triangle?
The Health Triangle
• Group Activity:
▫ In small groups, create a health triangle with
words and pictures to illustrate he...
What influences your health?
• Heredity
• Environment
• Culture
• Attitude
• Behavior
• Media
• Technology
• How can each ...
Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks
• Risk Behaviors: actions that can potentially
threaten your health or the health ...
YRBSS
• Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
• Measures six categories of risky behaviors in
youth
• Conducted by the C...
Reflection
• Evaluate your day based on the health triangle.
1. Draw a health triangle
2. Give two examples of your recent...
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    1. 1. Living a Healthy Life American Family Chapter 1 Learning Objective: Students will define health and wellness, analyze what affects health and wellness, and identify what an individual, family, and community can do to positively impact health and wellness.
    2. 2. Complete this statement: • When you have good health, you…
    3. 3. Your Health • Health: ▫ the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well being • A person’s health is always changing; it moves along a continuum.
    4. 4. Where do you fall on the health continuum?
    5. 5. Your Wellness • Wellness: ▫ an overall state of well-being; total health ▫ It comes from a way of living each day that includes making decisions and practicing behaviors that are based on sound health knowledge and healthful attitudes. ▫ It is on ongoing, lifelong commitment.
    6. 6. Promoting Your Health • Lifestyle Factors: ▫ Experts have identified 10 habits that affect people’s overall health, happiness, and longevity. • What are they? ▫ In groups of 2-3 people, brainstorm what you think to be the 10 lifestyle factors. (HINT: One is getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night)
    7. 7. What affects your health? • Lifestyle Factors 1. 8-10 hours of sleep a night 2. Start with a healthy breakfast 3. Eat a variety of nutritious foods 4. Be physically active for 20 minutes a day (3x or more a week) 5. Maintain a healthy weight 6. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, drugs 7. Abstaining from sexual activity 8. Managing stress 9. Maintaining positive relationships 10. Practicing safe behaviors to prevent injuries
    8. 8. Wellness and Prevention • A key to wellness is PREVENTION: ▫ Practicing health and safety habits to remain free of disease and injury • Health education: ▫ Providing of accurate health information to help people make healthy choices
    9. 9. Health is a Nation Wide Goal • Healthy People 2020: ▫ A nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States. ▫ 2 main goals 1. to increase quality and years of healthy life 2. Remove health differences that result from factors such as gender, race, education, disability, and location.
    10. 10. Becoming Health Literate • Health literacy: ▫ A person’s capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness. • To be health literate you need to be a… ▫ critical thinker ▫ responsible and productive citizen ▫ self-directed learner ▫ effective communicator.
    11. 11. The Health Triangle • DRAW IT! • How can something physical, affect the other sides of the triangle?
    12. 12. The Health Triangle • Group Activity: ▫ In small groups, create a health triangle with words and pictures to illustrate healthful behaviors of all three sides of the triangle. ▫ Flip the triangle over and create another version with words and pictures to illustrate unhealthful behaviors.
    13. 13. What influences your health? • Heredity • Environment • Culture • Attitude • Behavior • Media • Technology • How can each of these things influence your health, good or bad?
    14. 14. Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks • Risk Behaviors: actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others. • Cumulative Risks: related risks that increase in effect with each added risk. ▫ Example: smoking ▫ The more you participate in, the more likely you are to see consequences. • Abstinence: avoiding harmful behaviors. ▫ How does health improve by being abstinent?
    15. 15. YRBSS • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System • Measures six categories of risky behaviors in youth • Conducted by the CDC (Center for Disease Control)
    16. 16. Reflection • Evaluate your day based on the health triangle. 1. Draw a health triangle 2. Give two examples of your recent behaviors for each side of the triangle. 3. Where they positive or negative behaviors? (identify with a – or +) • Evaluate where you are on the health continuum. 1. Draw a health continuum. 2. Place yourself on that continuum where you think you OVERALL fit, not just based on recent behaviors. 3. Explain WHY you placed yourself where you did.
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