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Health Education 120 Education Justice, Health Equity and Academic Success Spring 2010 UPDATED Assignment: Personal Health Writing Assignment "Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it a thousand times." Quoted from Mark Twain, from the American Cancer Society As we learn about the major determinants of health in class, we also know that individual behavior impacts our health as well. Although there are often larger social forces that influence our individual behaviors, we have the ability to respond to these influences and make changes in our personal lives. The purpose of this assignment is to focus on an individual aspect of your health that you’d like to enhance through a behavior change. This assignment also serves as a tool to illustrate the challenges to personal behavior change. Your health topic can include enhancing any aspect of your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health. Examples of topics include stress reduction, time management, a better relationship with alcohol or drugs, quitting smoking, improved sleep, positive thinking, increased physical activity, drinking more water, increasing amounts of healthy foods, limiting unhealthy foods (high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, fast food, etc.) and much more. Choose one area that you’d like to focus on and enhance over the course of this semester. Set a goal or intention of what you’d like to achieve in this area. During the semester you will write four journal entries discussing your process and progress on this goal or intention. Journal entries need only be one page in length, but you may choose to write more or more often. This will culminate in a final two-page paper where you describe your
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course HED 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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