What does it mean to be healthy? What are the steps for creating or improving a healthy lifestyle? This course helps students take charge of their own well-being by providing up-to-date information about physical activity, nutrition, and overall health. Students learn the importance of setting goals, recognizing peer pressure, making good decisions, and resolving conflicts. Students also learn about the benefits of exercise and physical activity, and how to avoid unhealthy behaviors. Activities are designed to help students understand nutrition, analyze food labels, and develop an appropriate exercise plan. Students learn how physical activity affects different body systems and about key exercise concepts including cross-training, overload, and flexibility. Students become more familiar with the systems of their bodies, learn about common ailments, and examine the importance of self-esteem and emotional well-being in promoting overall health.
Making good decisions and behavioral choices
Avoiding violence and abuse
Defining wellness and its components
Exercise, fitness, and their relationship to wellness
The nutritional aspect of wellness
Important chemicals and nutrients
Guidelines for developing a healthy diet Designing proper exercise programs
The interaction between the cardiovascular and the respiratory systems
Aerobic, interval, and cross-training
Developing strength and flexibility
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
Causes of, treatments for, and ways to prevent diseases and conditions that attack body systems
Wellness from adolescence to adulthood and old age
Describe products, services, and policies that help a person maintain a healthy lifestyle. Examine the causes and treatments of various hereditary diseases, autoimmune disorders, cancers, and lifestyle diseases.