Wilson Lecture 7 [020210]

Wilson Lecture 7 [020210] - HealthPsychology465...

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Health Psychology 465 Instruction: Dr. Dawn Wilson Chapter Three: Health Behaviors
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Health Promotion:  An Overview  A general philosophy that maintains that  good health is a personal and collective  achievement. The process of enabling people to increase  control over their health and,  thus, improve  it.  Occurs through individual efforts, interaction  with the medical system, and through  concerted health policy efforts. 
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Introduction to Health Behaviors:  What are Health Behaviors? Behaviors undertaken by people to  enhance or maintain their health. Health habits – firmly established  behaviors that are often performed  automatically.  Examples: wearing a seatbelt, brushing  one’s teeth Health habits begin in childhood and  stabilize at ages 11 or 12.
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     Alameda Study  Examined sleep, smoking, eating breakfast,  alcohol intake, exercise, eating between  meals, being overweight. Sample involved 7,000 residents over 9 plus  years.  More good habits resulted in fewer illnesses  and disabilities. The more health practices the lower the  mortality rates for both men and women.
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Introduction to Health Behaviors:   Role of Behavioral Factors Patterns of disease in the U.S. have changed from  acute infectious disorders to “preventable” disorders. Example:  25% of all cancer deaths can be modified 
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