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  1. 1. HSC1101: How This Course Can Improve My Health December 6, 2011
  2. 2. Introduction While taking Contemporary Issues in Health, I have learned many things about myself and how to improve my overall wellness. I will incorporate what I’ve learned into my daily life from now on – such as: • Following an effective exercise program • Keeping a balanced and nutritious diet • Avoiding substance abuse • Maintaining positive relationships with people • Lowering my risk for cancer
  3. 3. Exercise M y R o u t i n e Some things I’ll do every week: • Biking 12 miles per week • Swimming 20 laps per week • Strength training using weights at the gym once a week • Walking outside whenever the weather is nice • Jog 1 mile three times a week
  4. 4. Warming Up & Cooling Down Before and after exercising, it’s important to warm up and cool down. It involves stretching so that you don’t get cramps and other problems later on.
  5. 5. Healthy Diet What’s On the Menu? Balance is key to a healthy diet. I follow the food pyramid in order to get all of the essential things my body needs: • Organic vegetables • Soy products – tofu • Dairy such as milk, yogurt • Whole grain carbs such as whole wheat bread instead of white • Plenty of water • Small intake of fats
  6. 6. Eating Right Lowers the Risk for Many Diseases and Leads to a Better Life Whether it is because the quantity of fat and calories leads to obesity, the lack of nutrients needed for a strong and healthy immune system, or the amount of chemicals and trans fats that are included in processed foods, unhealthy eating can lead to major health problems. Whole foods are best because they are unrefined and processed. The more processed a food is, the less nutrients it will have. If you can eat whole vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains, your body will thank you by feeling good and energized throughout the day. Helps prevents obesity and heart-related issues
  7. 7. Relationships Things to Remember Successful and enjoyable relationships with people all need to have the following: •Understanding one another •Provide emotional support •Agree to disagree •Truly listen •Respect, express, accept, and restrain
  8. 8. 3 Key Approaches to a Healthy Relationship •Build a foundation of appreciation and respect. Focus on all the considerate things the other person says and does.Build: •Explore each other's interests so that you have a long list of things to enjoy together. Try new things together to expand mutual interests.Explore: •Establish a pattern of apologizing if you make a mistake or hurt your partner's feelings. Saying "I'm sorry" may be hard in the moment, but it goes a long way towards healing a rift in a relationship. Your partner will trust you more if he or she knows that you will take responsibility for your words and actions. Establish:
  9. 9. Substance Abuse Staying Clear of Drugs and Alcohol I’ve learned how negative the impacts of drugs and alcohol are on the human body: • Peer pressure – always say no • Never try drugs. All it takes is one time to become addicted. • Cigarettes lead to lung cancer and many other health related problems • Drinking too much has serious effects on the liver
  10. 10. What Drug Abuse Might Lead to… Death Injuries Serious health issues Social problems Violence Vehicular accidents Homicides / suicides Addiction / dependen ce
  11. 11. Reducing My Risk for Cancer Types The cancers: •Melanoma (skin cancer) •Lung cancer •Kidney cancer •Breast cancer Although some of these cancers have genetic roots, I can still reduce the risk for developing them.
  12. 12. •Wear sunscreen with a SPF of 70 or more on a daily basis. •Avoid sunlight when possible, especially during midday. •Wear protective clothing. •Do not tan, use a bronzer instead. •Check for new moles, unusual moles, and become familiar with my normal skin. See a doctor regularly to make sure I am melanoma free. Melanoma: • Never start smoking • Stay away from people while they smoke • Avoid air pollutants • Avoid asbestos Lung Cancer: • Eat plenty of vegetables • Regularly have check ups with a doctor • Stay fit and exercise • Reduce stress levels Kidney Cancer: How Lower the Risks…
  13. 13. Works Cited Grohol, John. "Healthy Relationships." CMHC UT Counseling and Mental Health. The University of Texas at Austin, 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <http://cmhc.utexas.edu/healthyrelationships.html>. Unknown, April. "Top Benefits of Eating Healthy | Ideas That Go Beyond the Ordinary."Eating Healthy Foods — Lose Weight. Increase Energy. Live Healthy. Eating Healthy Foods.Org, 01 June 2011. Web. 06 Dec. 2011. <http://www.eatinghealthyfoods.org/top-benefits-of-eating- healthy.html>.