Ch 68: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Personal Health

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Explore engaging videos and text lessons that cover information on personal health to enhance your preparation for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. Take short quizzes and a chapter exam to assess your readiness to take the exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Personal Health - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you understand important information about personal health. Review entertaining text and video lessons that cover topics like diet, nutrition, and mental health. These lessons will prepare you for questions that may be found on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Other topics in this chapter include:

  • Types of nutrients
  • Healthy weight maintenance
  • Eating disorders
  • Physical fitness and the benefits of exercise
  • Types of exercise programs
  • Effects of stress
  • Substance abuse and tobacco use
  • Violence and child abuse

This chapter is designed to deepen your understanding of personal health topics applicable to the classroom. The goal is to make you feel more comfortable answering these types of questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Make the most of the resources that we present to you in this chapter by accessing them as many times as you need. We also include a dashboard function to keep track of your progress as you move through the chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 68: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Personal Health
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What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

This lesson is about nutrients, which are the building blocks of all living organisms. This lesson will explain what nutrients are, the different kinds of nutrients and offer examples of each.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

2. 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.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

3. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

4. What is Physical Fitness? - Definition & Importance

Physical fitness is your ability to carry out tasks without undue fatigue. Learn about the components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition and why they are important.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

5. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

6. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

7. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

8. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Tobacco Use & Health

9. Tobacco Use & Health

Tobacco contains an addictive chemical called nicotine. Nicotine is why it is so hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Learn how smoking or chewing tobacco causes diseases, affects your breathing and even causes bad breath and yellow teeth.

Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

10. Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

More than just economic factors play a role in the potential for someone to commit a violent crime. Some other types of factors that may contribute to someone committing a violent crime are discussed here as well.

Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

11. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.

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