Using Life Skills to Improve Health

Using Life Skills to Improve Health

Using Life Skills to Improve Health 6-8 Grade Chapter 1.4 The Life Skills Life Skills are skills that help you deal with situations that can affect your health. - assessing your health

- making good decisions - being a wise consumer - communicating effectively - practicing wellness - setting goals The life skills continued - Using refusal skills - a refusal skill is a way to say no to something that you dont want to do.

- coping - evaluating media messages Practicing life skills Practice does not make perfect. A perfect practice makes perfect. Always keep in mind that you are in charge of you own mind and responsible for your health. Once you make a decision, own up to

the consequences whether they be good or bad. Evaluating your Skills Do I periodically evaluate the four parts of my health? Am I making good decisions? Am I setting and meeting my goals? Do I use refusal skills when I need to?

Am I communicating my feelings and expectations? Do I compare products and services for value and quality? Staying Healthy and Well: Using refusal skills can help you make good decisions. Communicating effectively can help you set and

reach goals. Making good decisions will keep you healthy and out of trouble. Staying informed will alert you to areas that you need to improve on. Assessing all four parts of your health on a regular basis keeps your level of wellness high. Learning to evaluate media messages and to comparison shop make you a wise consumer.

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