Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks Chapter 1- Lesson 3
Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others </li></ul>
Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Recognizing risk behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Figure 1.2 on page 18 </li></ul></ul>
Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Cumulative Risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk <...
Abstaining from Risk Behaviors  <ul><li>Abstinence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding harmful behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Abstaining from Risk Behaviors <ul><li>If you abstain from sexual activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You never have to worry a...
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Your behavior and reducing health risks chapter 1- lesson 3

  1. 1. Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks Chapter 1- Lesson 3
  2. 2. Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Recognizing risk behaviors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Figure 1.2 on page 18 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Cumulative Risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking, high fat diets, getting a sunburn </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Abstaining from Risk Behaviors <ul><li>Abstinence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding harmful behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco, alcohol, other drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harms all aspects of your health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can cause addiction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and psychological effects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Legal consequences </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Abstaining from Risk Behaviors <ul><li>If you abstain from sexual activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You never have to worry about unplanned pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wont be faced with the difficult decisions involved in being a single parent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won’t have to take on the responsibility of caring for a child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t have to worry about STD’s or HIV/AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free of emotional problems that usually accompany sexual activity like guilt, regret, and rejection </li></ul></ul>

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