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Ch 21: Preventative Health Behaviors

About This Chapter

This chapter on preventative health behaviors takes a look at topics including warning signs of disease, lifestyle choices, and the importance of making good nutritional choices.

Preventative Health Behaviors - Chapter Summary

The lessons included in this chapter were developed by our subject experts to give you essential information on preventative health. You'll review nutrients and food groups as part of planning a healthy diet. Lessons cover behavior risks, disease risk factors and family health history. We also help you explore how lifestyle choices can contribute to personal wellness. Other lesson topics include:

  • Definition and dimensions of health and wellness
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Behaviors, habits and resources involved in making healthy nutritional choices
  • Traits and components of psychosocial health
  • Factors, criteria and choices involved with health care decisions
  • Impacts of risk behavior and strategies for change in behavior

Each lesson covers a focused section of the chapter subject matter and can be studied in five to ten minutes time. Video lessons all come with a full written transcript and timeline tags that zero in on any specific lesson information you want to replay. In addition to lesson quizzes, we include a test at the end of the chapter that checks your understanding of all the major concepts within the chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 21: Preventative Health Behaviors
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.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

2. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid

Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.

Evaluating Family Health History as a Risk Factor for Disease

3. Evaluating Family Health History as a Risk Factor for Disease

Certain diseases run in families. A family health history gathers health information about a person's close relatives. Learn how this information can be used to help predict a patient's risk of developing a disease in their lifetime.

Disease Warning Signs & Early Detection

4. Disease Warning Signs & Early Detection

In this lesson we'll go over the common types of diseases found in human populations, like infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. We'll discuss the warning signs for these diseases and the benefits of early detection.

Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

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.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

6. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.

What Is Psychosocial Health? - Definition, Components & Traits

7. What Is Psychosocial Health? - Definition, Components & Traits

Psychosocial health includes four important components of well-being. We'll go over what they are and what traits people with good psychosocial health share in this video lesson.

Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

8. Making Health Care Decisions: Factors, Choices & Criteria

Making decisions relating to your healthcare may be a daunting challenge. This lesson will explore where you can turn to for more information and which types of information are best avoided.

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

9. 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.

Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention

10. 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!

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