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2. Define the terms culture and media , and explain how each influences health. 3. Explain how technology has impacted the health status of individuals, families, communities, and the world. Thinking Critically 4. Applying. Select the side of your health triangle that you think is most affected by personal behavior. Explain your choice. 5. Analyzing. If you were looking for facts about weight lifting, how might you analyze the health messages delivered through a Web site for a company that sells weight equipment versus information provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)? P R E S E N T A T I O N S O F T W A R E Presenta- tion software can help you emphasize important points about traditions and culture. Find help in using presentation software at health.glencoe.com. 16 Chapter 1 Living a Healthy Life Applying Health Skills Analyzing Influences. The United States has many cultures within its population. Investigate which cultures are represented in or near your community. Select one and prepare a presentation on traditions and other factors that might influence the health of people growing up in that particular culture. health.glencoe.com TOPIC Learning About Health Promotion Go to health.glencoe.com for eFlashcards, concentration games, and online quizzes. ACTIVITY Review each of the study tools above for Chapter 1. Write a statement explaining which tool you think will best help you learn about promoting heath, and why. HS_HEALTH_U01_C01_L2 12/6/03 8:01 AM Page 16
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VOCABULARY risk behaviors cumulative risks abstinence Your Behavior and Reducing Health Risks YOU’LL LEARN TO Describe ways to promote health and reduce risks. Associate risk-taking with consequences. Analyze the importance of abstinence from risk behaviors, including abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred choice of behavior in relationship to all sexual activity for unmarried persons of school age. Communicate the importance of practicing abstinence. art of becoming an adult is learning how to make responsible P decisions. You may already be responsible for buying your own clothes, making your own meals, and managing your schedule. As you move toward adulthood, you become increasingly responsible for decisions regarding your health. Remember, the choices you make during adolescence can affect your health for the rest of your life. Understanding Health Risks he first step in becoming responsible for your health T is to increase your awareness of risk behaviors in your life. are actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others . A second step is to examine your current behaviors and make any necessary changes. Risk behaviors Draw and label a health triangle on a sheet of paper. For each side of the triangle, identify two decisions you have made during the past few days that could affect your health. Place a “ ” by those decisions that were healthful and a “ by those that could have been or were harmful.
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