Health-Enhancing Behaviors 1-12-09

Health-Enhancing Behaviors 1-12-09 - Health Enhancing...

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Health Enhancing Behaviors
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Overview Exercise Accidents Health Diet Sleep Cancer BRCA study
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Exercise:  Overview Aerobic exercise is sustained exercise that  stimulates/strengthens heart and lungs  improves body’s utilization of oxygen What are some examples of aerobic  exercise?
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Exercise:  Benefits What are some benefits of exercise? Yet, 1/4 of Americans do not engage in  any  leisure-time physical activity  2/3 of Americans don’t meet  recommended levels of physical activity 
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Exercise: Characteristics of Interventions What are some interventions to increase  exercise?
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Accident Prevention:   Overview Accidents Major cause of preventable death in U.S. Worldwide 1.26 million people died of road-traffic injuries in  2000 Economic cost of accidents is $518 billion per  year Strategies to reduce accidents Focus of health psychology research and  intervention
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Accident Prevention:   Home and Workplace What are some examples of accidents? How can they be prevented?
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Accident Prevention: Motorcycle and  Automobile Accidents Single greatest cause of accidental death Little psychological research helping  people avoid vehicular accidents What are some safety measures to reduce  accident-related morbidity and mortality?
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Maintaining a Healthy Diet: Overview Controllable risk for many causes of death 35% of U.S. population gets 5 servings of  fruit and vegetables each day Unhealthy eating contributes to 300,000+  deaths per year
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Maintaining a Healthy Diet: Why is Diet Important?  What are some problems associated with  poor diet? Good News!   Changing one’s diet improves health Controversy Will reducing calories increase the life span?
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Maintaining a Healthy Diet: Resistance to Modifying Diet People switch to healthier diets more often to  improve  appearance  than to improve  health ! What are some factors that important in  maintaining a health diet?
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Maintaining a Healthy Diet: Resistance to Modifying Diet Stress has a direct effect on eating Especially true for adolescents How is stress related to a healthy diet?
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Maintaining a Healthy Diet: Interventions to Modify Diet What are some types of interventions to  modify diet? 
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Health-Enhancing Behaviors 1-12-09 - Health Enhancing...

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