what is this class about?
What is health?
How does learning about health help us?
How does learning about disease help us prevent illness?
How do we find reliable sources of information?
What is Health?
Health: overall well being of your body, mind, spirit, and relationships with other people
Life expectancy: the number of years a person can expect to live
Quality of life: the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life
Goals: a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach
Physical health: how well your body functions, exercise
Mental health: the state of being comfortable with yourself, with others, and with your surroundings
Emotional health: how you react to events in your life, when your mind is alert, you can learn from your mistakes, and you can recognize your achievements
Social health: how well you get along with others, knowing how to have loving relationships, respecting the rights of others, giving and accepting help
Wellness: ideal level of health
Risk factors: any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other negative outcome
Habits and behavior: habits and behaviors are repeated so often that they become almost automatic
What may affect how we make decisions about health?
Advocacy: using communication to influence and support others in making positive decisions
Influences: anything that can affect your decisions, habits and behaviors, it may be peers or parents
Advertising: any effort to sell you products or services
Sources of Information: web sites, radio, books, media...
Healthy environments promote health
Learning about how a disease is transmitted can help control the spread
We are learning more about coronavirus every day
What Happens next?
So taking precaution is best
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