Ch 6: Introduction to Health & Wellness

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about health and wellness and the factors and dimensions included in these concepts. Get definitions of health and wellness and learn about how these can be enhanced.

Introduction to Health and Wellness - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain the definitions and dimensions of health and wellness and the many factors influencing their acquisition. You will be introduced to the major health problems faced by Americans, and the role of demographics on health.This chapter will discuss the role of lifestyle choices on personal health.

You'll learn about sources of health information and how to evaluate their quality. As you progress through this chapter, you can study the construct of internal vs. external locus of control and its role in health and wellness, risk behavior and strategies for behavioral change, and steps in creating a behavioral management plan. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define what is meant by health and wellness
  • Identify the major health issues in the United States
  • Discuss how demographics impacts health and the role of global influences
  • Explain how lifestyle choices impact personal wellness
  • Evaluate sources of health information
  • Define the construct of internal vs. external locus of control and its relation to wellness
  • Explain risk behavior and ways to address it
  • Discuss how to create a behavioral management plan to promote behavioral changes

You'll learn all these topics by watching brief, fun video lessons presented by experts in the field. You'll also find self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts along with each video. You'll be given key terms linked to the text lessons and video tags to take you directly to specific segments of a video without having to watch the entire thing.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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