Chapter 1

First day of class will be an introduction to classroom rules, seating assignments, and expectations for the semester.
List of supplies needed:
3 ring binder 1 1/2" or pocket folder
Filler paper

Chapter 1:
Wellness and your total health:
*Recognizing health and wellness
*Taking responsibility for lifelong health
*Decision making process as a health skill
*Health triangle
*Importance of regular exercise
*Adopting new health habits
*Developing positive lifestyle skills

Student Expectations:
1. Explain the concept of wellness
2. Recognize how your attitudes and behavior affect your level of health.
3.Explain how to make responsible health decisions.
4. Recognize how setting goals and taking action affect self-esteem.


Lesson 1 review:

Health is a combination of physical mental/emotional, and social well being.

Wellness is an overall state of well-being.

Social Health: getting along with others, being a caring family member, making and keeping friends, giving and receiving support.

Mental/Emotional health: liking and accepting yourself for who you are,finding solutions to problems, expressing emotions in a positive way, finding positive ways to handle stress.

Physical: taking care of your body, eating well balanced meals and snacks, being  physically active,avoiding disease, get enough rest,have regular medical and dental check ups.

Its important to keep your health triangle balanced like a tripod that holds a camera.

We make hundreds of choices and decisions each day.  We must realize that the choices we make can affect our health and wellness.

Lesson 2  review:

Adolescence is the time of life between childhood and adulthood.

Physical changes that occur during adolescence: growing taller, new hair appearing on parts of the body,increased perspiration, developing traits of adults.

Mental skills that develop during adolescence: new ability to reason and think logically.

Relationships changes include: becoming less dependent on family members, preferring to share thoughts and feelings with friends rather than family members, spending more time with peers.

Mental/Emotional growth: mood swings, new feelings toward others, increased romantic interest, increased interest in what is important to you.

Social growth: your family, your friend and peers and you community.

Hormones: chemical substances, produced in glands, that help to regulate many body functions.

Lesson 3 review:

Understand the difference between risky behavior and cumulative risks.

Positive lifestyle factors:  eat healthy meals, 8 hours of sleep, 60 min. of exercise per day, prevent injuries, develop skills and talents, spend time with friends, avoid drugs and alcohol. 

Abstinence from risky behaviors.

All definitions from lesson 3.