Ch 1: Introduction to Health and Wellness

About This Chapter

Watch online health video lessons and learn about global health perspectives, lifestyle choices, risk behaviors and more. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Introduction to Health and Wellness - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Begin your study of health and wellness with the lessons included in this chapter. Instructors provide you with an overview of health problems facing the U.S. and move on to discuss the roles culture, family and environment play in disease prevention and overall wellness. Instructors also show you examples of risk behaviors and their impacts. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:

  • The seven dimensions of wellness
  • Demographic and personal influences on health
  • Sources of reliable health information
  • Methods for modifying unhealthy behaviors

Video Objectives
Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions Define health and wellness and explore the interactions between social, spiritual, emotional, occupational, environmental, physical and intellectual dimensions of wellness.
Major Health Problems in the United States Discuss the health status of Americans and identify major health problems found in the U.S.
The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences Explain the significance of a global health perspective. Understand why factors like gender, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status influence personal health.
Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention Explore the role personal decision making plays in achieving wellness and preventing premature disease.
Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability Evaluate sources of health information, particularly those found on the Internet, to determine their reliability.
Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness Differentiate between an internal and external locus of control. Discuss how they relate to lifestyle management and wellness.
Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change Illustrate how risk behaviors can impact your current and future health. Identify strategies for changing behavior, such as visualization and self-talk.
Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes Detail the steps involved in creating a behavior management plan to change a wellness-related behavior.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Health and Wellness
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

1. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

Major Health Problems in the United States

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.

The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

3. The Role of Demographics on Health: Global Perspective & Influences

This lesson will explain to you the many different factors that influence the likelihood or possibility of developing health related problems. Namely, we'll talk about the environment, the world at large, and things like income, gender, and ethnic background.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

4. 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!

Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability

5. 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.

Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

6. Locus of Control: Definition & Relation to Wellness

Are you an internally or externally focused person? What does that really all mean? How does it affect your view of the world and your potential successes and failures? This and more will be discussed in this lesson.

Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

7. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change

This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.

Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes

8. Creating a Behavior Management Plan: Steps & Behavioral Changes

This lesson will outline the steps you need to take if you'd like to make a positive, health-related change in your life. You'll learn about keeping a journal and how to set SMART goals for yourself.

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