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Health Behaviors: Attitudes and Risk February 5, 2008
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Good physical health and overall wellness are personal and collective achievements. Personal The individual develops and maintains good health habits. Collective Health professionals educate individuals and communities about how to maintain healthy lifestyles. Effective health policy enforces health promotion. Health Promotion
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Behaviors undertaken by people to enhance or maintain their health. Health habits – firmly established health-related behaviors that are often performed automatically. i.e., wearing a seatbelt, regular exercise Primary prevention Instilling good health habits and changing poor health habits Combating risk factors for illness before illness develops Health Behaviors
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People are more likely to do things for which they will receive an immediate reward. We make judgments of others based on their behavior. They engage in a behavior because they are that kind of person.
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