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Ch.1 Understanding Your Health. Created by Coach Luttrell Information taken from Bronson, M.H., Cleary, M.J., Hubbard, B.M., Zike, D., Glencoe Teen Health Course 3, 2009. Lesson 1: What is Health & Wellness. Objectives: The student will be able to define health. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Ch.1 Understanding Your HealthCreated by Coach LuttrellInformation taken from Bronson, M.H., Cleary, M.J., Hubbard, B.M., Zike, D., Glencoe Teen Health Course 3, 2009

Lesson 1: What is Health & WellnessObjectives:The student will be able to define health.the student will be able to identify the three sides of the health triangle.the student will be able to explain how health habits affect wellness.

Vocabulary (2):Health, Wellnesswhat is health?Looking fit and feeling well are important, but good health does not stop there.It also includes getting along with others and feeling good about yourself.Health is a combination of physical, mental/emotional and social well-being.All three are related and make up your total health.Every choice you make, big or small, shapes your health.Through this chapter we will be learning steps for making good decisions and ways to practice good health habits.

your health triangleTotal health is pictured as a triangle, where each side represents a part of your total health.

physical healthWhat are some examples of physical health?Ways to improve your physical health:Be physically active and exerciseEat nutritious meals and snacksGet regular check-ups at the doctor and dentistAvoid harmful behaviors like using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

mental/emotional healthLiking and accepting yourselfHandling challengesFinding positive solutions to problemsHow to improve Mental/Emotional healthLearn to express yourself in healthy waysShare thoughts and feelings Have a positive attitude

social healthGood social health includes:Supporting the people you care aboutBeing able to communicate with othersValuing and respecting peopleMaking and keeping friendsHaving good relationships helps us feel cared for and respected.

achieving a healthy balanceThe three sides of the health triangle are connected.When one side changes the other two are affected.Example: Sean woke up late for school and didn't have time to eat breakfast. Now it's not even lunch time and Sean is having trouble paying attention in class, he is being very short tempered with his classmates and he is starting to feel hungry and tired.Which sides were affected in what ways?Being healthy means balancing all three sides of your health triangle.

wellness & total healthWhen your health is in balance, you are more likely to have a high level of wellness.Wellness is a state of well-being, or total health.It is an indication of current health habits and behaviors.Any decision you make can affect your wellness.The ideas in this chapter will help you achieve good total health now and in the future.

Ch. 1 Lesson 1 Questions1. Define health.2. What are the three sides of the health triangle?3. What role do decisions play in wellness? What other factors affect a person's wellness?4. Kathy spends a lot of time with her friends. They watch movies, listen to CDs and go shopping. Kathy gets good grades except in her PE class. Which part of her total health is out of balance? What could she do to improve this area of wellness?5. Masaki rarely catches a cold. Does this mean he has a high level of wellness? Why or why not?Objectives: the student will be able to:describe physical changes that occur during the teen years.identify the mental and emotional changes hormones cause.explain how their relationships may change.practice healthful behaviors to improve total health.

Vocabulary Words (5):adolescence, puberty, hormones, peers, community service

Lesson 2: changes during the teen yearsadolescence: time of change and challengenext to infancy, adolescence is the fastest period of physical growth.Adolescence is the stage of life between childhood and adulthood.being to form your own beliefs and valueslearn about yourself and your abilitiesmeet new people and have new experiencesgain greater independence and take on responsibilitiesthis can be exciting, challenging and even a little scarythese changes will affect all sides of your health triangle.

physical changesgrowing taller, body hair, shape of body, voice changes, menstruation, etc.These and other changes are the result of puberty.puberty is the time when you start developing physical characteristics of adults of your gender.girls usually between 8-14 yrs oldboys usually between 11-14 yrs old

what causes the changes?hormones are chemical substances, produced in glands, that help regulate many body functions.these changes can make teens feel uncomfortableremember that puberty is normal and it happens to everyonebe respectful of these changes in others and others should be respectful of the changes in you.if you have any questions or concerns talk with a parent or trusted adult.

mental/emotional changesthe way you think and reason also changes during adolescence.you are beginning to be able to:face problems that are more compleximagine possible consequences of your actionsunderstand different points of view realize your choices affect othersdevelop your own values and beliefs

Mental/emotional changesmany teens experience mood swings These sudden emotional changes are caused by the release of hormonesmood swings can be confusing and challenging, but they are normal for teens to experience.it is important to use resources from home, school and the community to deal with these emotional changes.learn to communicate your feelings with friends, family members or trusted adults.

mental/emotional changesdeveloping feelings of attraction towards others is a normal change during the teen years.some will start to think about dating, however not all teens feel ready or are interested in dating.these feelings develop at different times for different peoplean increased awareness in what is important to you is another emotional change that teens begin to experience.things like how important your family and friends are, that you like being healthy, setting goals, or that you are becoming aware of the importance of making healthy choices and taking responsibility.

social changesrelationships also change during adolescence.healthy relationships are important to good social health.during adolescence you might experience changes in your relationships with family, peers and the community.

family relationshipsyou may no longer depend on your parents or other family members as much as you once did.you are learning to act independently and make decisions yourself, which can sometimes cause problems between you and your family.curfew, dating, friends, clothing, music, TV, etc.despite the differences, keeping a positive relationship with your family is important to good social health.talk openly with your parents about your thoughts and feelings, listen to each other, be respectful and try to compromise if possible.spending time with family members helps to strengthen your relationships with each other.

peer relationshipspeers are people in your age group.during adolescence your peers take on greater importance.you being to spend more time togetheryour opinions and behaviors will often be influenced by your peers.peer pressure can be positive or negative depending on what your friends are pressuring you to do and what the consequences are.Good social health includes learning to benefit from positive peer influence and resisting negative peer influence.

Relationships with the communityyour community includes your neighborhood, school and the city where you live.social growth includes making positive contributions to your community.community service includes volunteer programs whose goal is to improve the community and the life of its residents.food drive, trash pick up, big brother/sister, etc.many teens find community service events to be a rewarding experience.

1. define puberty.2. what are mood swings? what causes them?3. what are some physical changes that occur during the teen years? (at least 3)4. regi's cousin told her she is upset about differences she is having with her parents. What advice would you give the cousin if you were in Regi's place?5. what are two ways that you could become involved in your own community?

ch. 1 lesson 2 questionsLesson 3: taking responsibility for your healthObjectives:The student will be able to:explain the role of lifestyle factors in a person's health.identify ways to reduce risks in your life.Tell how abstinence benefits the three sides of you health triangle.describe ways in which you can take responsibility for your health.

Vocabulary (8 Words): lifestyle factors, risk behaviors, sedentary lifestyle, cumulative risks, precautions, prevention, abstinence, attitude

choosing to live healthfully

lifestyle factors: behaviors and habits that help determine a person's level of health and wellness.Do you wear sunscreen, get enough sleep, help a friend in need? These are all reflections of personal lifestyle factors.Related to the cause or prevention of health problemsNegative lifestyle factors promote poor healthpositive lifestyle factors promote good health

Risks and your healthWe are warned of dangers and risks by signs.risks are an unavoidable part of life, but by learning how to make healthy choices we help reduce those risks.Taking responsibility for your personal health behaviors is par of growing into a responsible adult.

risk behaviorsrisk behaviors: actions or behvaiors that might cause injury or harm to yourself or others.some behaviors are obvious like not using a cross walk or not wearing a seat belt.others are less obvious because the effects are not immediate like smoking or not protecting yourself from the sun. These still have a lasting negative impact on your health.Understanding short-term and long-term risks helps in making better decisions.sedentary lifestyle: is a way of life that includes little or no physical acti