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A Healthy Lifestyle: Practice
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Heart disease is a hereditary risk factor in Jamal's family. Describe and discuss what kinds of behavioral choices he could make to reduce his risk of developing this disease.
Sedentary lifestyle, drug and alcohol use, tobacco use, and poor diet are factors he can control. Unacceptable examples would include: Heredity, age, or gender
Lifestyle diseases are caused by a combination of __________.
A. heredity, unhealthy behaviors, and the environment
B. lifestyle choices, the environment, and current epidemics
C. your habits, your diet, and your friends
D. the environment, your history, and current medications taken
If you wanted to improve your health by making better lifestyle choices, what are five choices that you could make?
Getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night; eating a healthy breakfast; maintaining a healthy weight; being active for 30 minutes most days; avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; managing stress; maintaining positive relationships; practicing safe behaviors, such as safe sex and wearing safety equipment.
What are three things you could do if you were asked to become an advocate for health and wellness?
Leading by example, volunteering my time, and raising public awareness by creating public service announcements are three things I can do if I were asked to become an advocate for health and wellness.
Heart disease and cancer were two of the most common causes of death in 2006
Define and describe the different types of risk factors.
Risk factors are anything that increase your chances of injury, illness, or health problems. There are two types or risk factors: controllable and uncontrollable. Uncontrollable risk factors are those like age, gender, race, etc., which you cannot change. Controllable risk factors relate to your situation or behavior choices.
Compare the most likely cause of death for an individual born in 1900 and an individual born in 2006.
In 1900, communicable diseases, like pneumonia, TB, influenza, chicken pox, and polio, were the most common causes of death. In 2006, lifestyle diseases, like cancer, heart disease, and stroke, were the most common causes of death.
Someone who promotes health and chooses safe, healthy, and legal behaviors is demonstrating which of the following skills?
A. being a critical thinker
B. being a problem solver
C. being responsible
D. being an effective communicator
An advertisement on the radio warning the public against the dangers of smoking is called a __________.
A. public service declaration
B. public health message
C. public service announcement
D. public health initiative
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