This course reinforces the concept that learning effectively and living well involves both the mind and body. It presents the fundamentals of wellness and preventive health including strategic planning to attain and maintain personal optimal health. In addition, physical and mental diseases are discussed along with the dangers of environmental pollution, stress, addiction, and other negative factors that can affect personal health.
Identify complementary and alternative health care options.
Discuss guidelines for making wise health care decisions.
Environmental Effects on Health
Explain ways the environment affects human health and wellness.
Identify pathogens that cause infectious diseases.
Explain the immune system’s role in protecting the body from disease.
Preventing and Treating Chronic Diseases
Identify reliable community and web resources for individuals with chronic diseases.
Nutrition and Health Management
Explain environmental, economic, and psychosocial effects of eating behaviors.
Explain methods to determine the nutritional values of food.
Define essential nutrients.
The Rewards of Physical Fitness
Explain the health benefits of regular physical activity.
Identify the five components of health related fitness.
Healthy Balance of Mind and Body
Identify resources that support psychosocial health.
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