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Unformatted text preview: Health-promoting behaviors Examples: Exercise o Aerobic exercise : o o o Benefits: o Only _______________of Americans engage in regular exercise o How much? Cancer-related prevention 4. Testicular self-examination: Most common cancer in men between ages 15 and 35 is testicular cancer 5. Mammogram: Recommended for women over 40 every 1-2 years and at-risk women before age 40 6. Breast self-exams also recommended but not a substitute for mammograms or clinical breast exam 7. Sunscreen: Skin cancer is among the most preventable 8. Big risk factor is exposure to UV radiation More prevention behaviors o Seat belts, bike helmets: o Condom use: o Immunizations: o Proper dental hygiene: Healthy eating and weight control 7. Weight control is about more than your appearance _________ of U.S. population is overweight or obese (CDC, 2003-2004) Body Mass Index (BMI): 8. Risks of obesity:...
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- Spring '08
- Health Psychology, Health Behaviors