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Health, Safety & Well-Being - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of health, safety and well-being concepts. Closely examine these lessons to boost your knowledge of common health issues, healthy diet planning, interpersonal relationships and more. Lessons tackle unique topics and provide quality definitions and examples to help you fully understand these concepts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to do the following;
- Identify reliable sources of health information
- List the most common health issues in the United States
- Discuss causes, effects and prevention strategies for common health issues
- Define environmental health and describe its threats
- Describe healthy dietary guidelines developed by the USDA and Health and Human Services
- Explain the process of making lifestyle choices and improving personal wellness
- Share ways to improve self-esteem
- Detail how we create and maintain interpersonal relationships
- Provide techniques for decision making, and discuss methods of problem solving
Feel free to access the lessons anytime and in any sequence that suits your study needs. View them via any computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection. Test your knowledge of concepts covered in the lessons by taking short self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. If you have questions about lesson topics, be sure to submit them to our experts.
1. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability
The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.
2. Major Health Problems in the United States
Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.
3. Common Health Issues: Causes, Effects & Prevention Strategies
In this lesson, we'll go over some common contemporary health issues that many young people face today. We'll cover sexually transmitted diseases, drug and alcohol use, unintended pregnancies, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
4. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources
In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.
5. Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups
The USDA and Health and Human Services developed dietary guidelines for Americans that outline diet and lifestyle recommendations. Learn how these guidelines, along with the USDA food guides, can be used to help you develop a healthy eating plan in this video lesson.
6. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention
What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!
7. What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It
Feeling confident about yourself is called self-esteem. During the end of the 20th century, a self-esteem movement was geared at making children feel good about themselves. But did it work? What really improves a person's self-esteem?
8. Interpersonal Relationships: Definition & Theories
To be human is to be involved in interpersonal relationships. In this lesson, we will define interpersonal relationships and discuss the various theories that explain how we create and maintain them.
9. Decision Making: Skills & Techniques
We make decisions all the time, but how do we make them? How useful are our decision-making techniques? In this lesson, you'll learn about the skills used in decision making, the six steps involved, and finally, four different techniques you can use when faced with a decision.
10. Problem Solving Methods: Definition & Types
There's more than one way to solve a problem. In this lesson, we'll review the five most common methods: trial and error, difference reduction, means-ends analysis, working backwards, and analogies.
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