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Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
Participating in fun activities with family members enhances
your health.
The actions you take regarding one aspect of your health have
an effect on the other aspects as well.
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Lesson Objectives
In this lesson, you will learn to:
• Demonstrate how to take responsibility for your health
• Analyze how influences such as heredity, environment,
culture, media, and technology impact health
• Compare how health messages are delivered through
media and technology
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Elements of the Health Triangle
• The three elements of health—
physical, mental/emotional, and
social—are interconnected, like the
sides of a triangle.
• When one side receives too much
or too little attention, the whole
triangle can become lopsided and
unbalanced.
Your Health Triangle
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Physical Health
Your physical health has to do with
how well your body functions.
Being physically healthy involves:
• Being physically active on a
regular basis.
• Practicing good hygiene.
• Getting regular medical and
dental checkups.
Your Health Triangle
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Mental/Emotional Health
People with good mental/emotional
health are in touch with their feelings
and can express them in appropriate
ways.
People with good mental/emotional
health:
• Enjoy challenges and see mistakes
as opportunities to grow and
change.
• They can usually deal with the
frustrations of life without being
overwhelmed by them.
Your Health Triangle
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Social Health
Your social health involves the way
you get along with others.
It includes your ability to:
• Make and keep friends to work and
play in cooperative ways.
• Seek and lend support when
necessary.
• Communicate well and show respect
and care for yourself and others.
Your Health Triangle
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Your Health Triangle
Keeping a Balance
• Each side of your health triangle is equally important to
your health.
• When you work to keep your physical,
mental/emotional, and social health in balance, you are
much more likely to function at your highest level.
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Influences on Your Health
Influences on Your Health
There are several important influences on your health:
• Heredity
• Environment
• Media and technology
• Values
• Attitude
• Behavior
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Heredity
• You might be familiar with
heredity in terms of your
physical traits such as eye
color, hair color, and height.
Heredity influences your
general level of health.
• Beyond your physical health,
heredity can also influence
personality and basic
intellectual abilities and talents.
Influences on Your Health
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Influences on Your Health
Environment
Your environment includes your family, your neighborhood,
your school, your job, and your life experiences.
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Environmental Influences
Physical Environment
Social Environment
Culture
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Influences on Your Health
Physical Environment
• Your physical environment influences every aspect of your
health.
• A person who lives in a safe environment is likely to enjoy
good physical and mental/emotional health.
• Environmental factors such as air pollution also affect health.
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Influences on Your Health
Social Environment
• Your social environment includes your family and other
people with whom you come into contact each day.
• A supportive social environment made up of family and
other adult role models can help a person develop positive
values, a commitment to learning, and confidence in future
success.
• Your peers also play an important part in your social
environment.
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Influences on Your Health
Culture
• Your culture gives you a sense of identity.
• The language your family speaks, the foods you enjoy, the
traditions you have, and the religion you practice are all part
of your cultural environment.
• Understanding culture can help you know yourself better and
be tolerant of others.
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Influences on Your Health
Attitude
• The way you view situations—your attitude—greatly affects
the choices you make.
• Try to view challenging situations positively and think in
realistic terms.
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Influences on Your Health
Behavior
• Your behavior affects not only your physical health but also
your mental/emotional and social health.
• Learning how to resolve conflicts peacefully can have a
positive influence on your relationships with others.
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Influences on Your Health
Media
• Media includes radio, television, film, newspapers,
magazines, books, and the Internet.
• Although the media’s main purpose has been to provide
information and entertainment, it also plays a powerful role
in shaping public opinion.
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Influences on Your Health
Technology
• Advances in medical screenings and treatment for diseases
have helped large numbers of people live longer, healthier
lives.
• Advances in technology can have a downside. Technology
has replaced many of the physical activities that once were
part of daily life.
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Quick Review
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Choose the appropriate option.
Q.
Radio and television are
examples of _________.
1.
culture
2.
environment
3.
media
4.
health
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Quick Review - Answer
A. 3. Media
Radio and television are examples of media.
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Quick Review
Q. How has technology affected the health status of
individuals, families, communities, and the world?
1. By creating advances in medical screenings and
treatment for diseases such as heart disease, cancer,
and AIDS
2. By creating advances in measuring the pollutants in
the air we breathe
3. By providing information that inspires the passage of
laws to restrict pollution
4. All of the above
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Quick Review - Answer
A. 4. All of the above
Technology has impacted the health status of
individuals, families, communities, and the world by
creating advances in medical screenings and treatment
of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and AIDS; and
by creating advances in the measurement of the
pollutants in the air we breathe while inspiring laws to
restrict the pollution of our land and water.
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Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Culture refers to the collective
beliefs, customs, and behaviors
of a group.
True
False
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Quick Review - Answer
2
A. True. Culture refers to the collective beliefs, customs,
and behaviors of a group.
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Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Media refers only to television,
True
radio, and newspapers.
False
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Quick Review - Answer
A. False. Media can refer to more than just television,
radio, and newspapers. It also includes magazines,
books, and the Internet.
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Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Only two sides of your health
triangle—mental/emotional and
social—are affected by your
personal behavior.
True
False
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Quick Review - Answer
A. False. All three sides of your health triangle are
affected by your personal behavior.
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Quick Review - Answer
A. Correct! Radio and television are examples of media.
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Heredity
• You might be familiar with
heredity in terms of your
physical traits such as eye
color, hair color, and height.
Heredity influences your
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general level of health.
all the traits that are
biologically
• Beyond
your passed
physical health,
from parents
to their
heredity
can also
influence
children. and basic
personality
intellectual abilities and talents.
Influences on Your Health
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Influences on Your Health
Environment
Your environment includes your family, your neighborhood,
your school, your job, and your life experiences.
Your
environment is the
sum of your
surroundings.
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Influences on Your Health
Social Environment
• Your social environment includes your family and other
people with whom you come into contact each day.
• A supportive social environment made up of family and
other adult role models can help a person develop positive
values, a commitment to learning, and confidence in future
success.
Peers are
• Your peers also playpeople
an important
of the part in your social
environment.
similar age who
share similar
interests.
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Influences on Your Health
Culture
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Influences on Your Health
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Quick Review - Answer
Correct! Technology has impacted the health status
of individuals, families, communities, and the world
by creating advances in medical screenings and
treatment of diseases such as heart disease, cancer,
and AIDS; and by creating advances in the
measurement of the pollutants in the air we breathe
while inspiring laws to restrict the pollution of our
land and water.
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Quick Review - Answer
You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try
again, or click Next to view the correct answer.
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Quick Review - Answer
A. Correct! Culture refers to the collective beliefs,
customs, and behaviors of a group.
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again, or click Next to view the correct answer.
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Quick Review - Answer
A. Correct! Media can refer to more than just television,
radio, and newspapers. It also includes magazines,
books, and the Internet.
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Quick Review - Answer
A. Correct! All three sides of your health triangle are
affected by your personal behavior.
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