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Ch 2: Maintaining Healthy Body Systems

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to help you understand strategies for maintaining the healthy status of body systems. Learn the personal health behaviors required to maintain health throughout the life cycle.

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain the difference between health promotion and disease prevention. Also covered is the influence of public policy and laws on the prevention of disease and other health issues. When you've completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Calculate body fat content and your ideal weight
  • Describe and evaluate weight control strategies
  • Understand the factors influencing childhood obesity

Our lessons make learning about maintaining healthy body systems easier, using videos detailed enough to thoroughly introduce each topic, but not so long they overwhelm you with facts. Each lesson includes a transcript so you can read along and self-assessment quizzes help you keep track of your progress. Stuck on a vocabulary term? Key words and phrases are clickable links that take you to further information. You can also use the lesson's video tags to revisit a main point or toggle back and forth between the key points within the lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Maintaining Healthy Body Systems
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Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

1. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Influence of Laws & Policies on Health & Disease Prevention

2. Influence of Laws & Policies on Health & Disease Prevention

Laws and policies play a big role in organization of public health. But what are they exactly, how are they formulated, and what makes them so important?

Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

3. Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

Many measurements and tests exist to determine your approximate body fat percentage and whether or not your body composition is of healthy proportions. Some of the well-known techniques are going to be the topic of discussion in this lesson.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

4. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.

Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

5. Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

Childhood obesity is a complex problem that is influenced by environmental, behavioral and genetic factors. These factors lead to increased calorie intake and decreased physical activity. Learn about these factors and the benefits of a balanced diet in this lesson.

How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

6. How Sleep Affects Health and Chronic Conditions

This lesson explores the effects of missing out on sleep. We examine the general issues that happen when a person misses out on sleep, as well as how sleep debt can compound chronic health conditions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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