Lesson 2 Notes
What is Health to you?
Is health just the absence of disease?
Is health being in good physical shape and able to resist illness?
The medical model views health status on both the individual and a biological or
diseased organ perspective.
Lesson 10 Notes
To improve time management
Do one thing at a time.
Clean off your desk.
Prioritize your tasks.
Find a clean, comfortable place to work, and avoid interruptions.
Reward yourself for work completed.
Work when you are at your best.
Lesson 9 Notes
Type A and Type B personalities
Type A personalities are hard-driving, competitive, time-driven
perfectionists at increased risk for heart disease.
Type B personalities are relaxed, non-competitive, and more tolerant of
None of us i
Lesson 8 Notes
Stress, memory, and concentration
Acute stress has been shown to impair short-term memory, particularly
New research has linked prolonged exposure to cortisol to shrinking the
hippocampus, the brain's major memory center.
Lesson 7 Notes
A prolonged effort to adapt to stress may lead to allostatic load or exhaustive wear
and tear on the body.
This exhaustion phase occurs when the physical and emotional energy used to
fight the stressor has been depleted.
Continual release o
Lesson 6 Notes
When stress levels are low, the body is often in a state of homeostasis.
This is a balanced physiological state in which all the body's systems
Stressors trigger a crisis-mode physiological response, after which the body
Lesson 5 Notes
Enlist Others as Change Agents
The social-cognitive model recognizes the importance of social contacts,
including watching others change successfully (modeling).
A signed contract
Take action to change
Lesson 4 Notes
Three different types
The health belief model
The social cognitive model
The transtheoretical model
Developed by Rosenstock in 1966
Health behavior change is more likely if
There is a perceived susceptibility to the health problem
Lesson 3 Notes
Economic factors: disadvantages include lacking access to quality education;
living in poor housing; being unable to pay for nourishing food, clothes, shoes;
not being able to afford utilities, medications, etc.
Having insecure employment,
Lesson 1 Notes
Choose health now for immediate benefits.
Choose health now for long-term benefits.
Personal choices influence life expectancy.
Personal choices influence healthy life expectancy.
Choose health now to benefit others.