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Chapter 2 Taking Charge of Your Health

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Cara Schaefer

on 27 August 2013

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Chapter 2 Taking Charge of Your Health

Building Health Skills:
Health Skills- are specific tools and strategies to maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health. (AKA: life skills) Once you have developed these skills you can use them throughout your life to stay healthy.
Interpersonal Communication- the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people.
Use "I" messages
Communicate with respect & care
Be an active listener
Refusal Skills- are communication strategies that can help you say no when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe of unhealthful.
Conflict Resolution- the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving.
Accessing Information
Education = POWER!
Always use reliable sources of health information
Health care providers and professionals
Internet (.gov / .edu / .org)
Trusted & educated adults
Recent published materials
Self-Management Skills

Self-management means taking charge of your own health!
Practicing healthful behaviors
Managing stress
Stress: the reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands
Stress management skills: skills that help you reduce and manage stress in your life.
Time Management
Advocacy: taking action to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health-related belief.
Making Responsible Decisions & Setting Goals
Achieving good health begins with making responsible decisions. (You live & you learn)
Values: the ideas, beliefs and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live.
How do your values impact your decisions???
Goals: those things you aim for that take planning and work.
Health Goals
Career Goals
Education Goals
Short-term- Accomplish in a few days or weeks
Long term- Accomplish in months or years
Action Plan: a multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your goals
Being a Health Literate Consumer
Make informed Choices! (Knowledge is POWER)
Health Consumer: someone who purchases or uses health products or services
Advertising: a written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service
Comparison Shopping: judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors such as quality features and cost
Use comparison shopping and product labels to analyze the cost and quality, features, warranty, safety, recommendations
Before making a choice related to your health, consider the source, provider, organization, etc...
Consumer Problems

check out return policy, read instructions, know the warranty, etc...
If unable to get $ back, ask for help from these organizations:
Better Business Bureau
Consumer Advocates
Local, state, & federal government agencies
Malpractice: failure by a health care professional to meet accepted standards
Health Fraud: the sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent disease or cure other health problems
1- An example of a short-term goal would be ____________________

2- Attending college after you complete high school would be an example of ____________________

3- __________________ is the sale of worthless products or services that claim to prevent disease or cure other health problems.

Chapter 2 QUIZ:
Long-term goal
Eat a piece of fruit at lunch
Health Fraud

Influences on Your Health:
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