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SLU 125 Choosing Wellness

Learning Outcomes:

Explore problems, issues, and behaviors that affect optimum wellness.

Use decision-making processes to improve wellness practices.

Practice and reflect upon wellness-enhancing behaviors.

Topics:

Identify the modifiable risk factors responsible for most of the illness, suffering, and early death in the United States today.

Describe influences of gender, ethnicity, income/education, disability, family history, and environment on health.

Assess your current health habits

Websites

CDC Morbidity Reports 

Worldwide Status Report  (Summary; Tables and Figures)

Modifiable risk factors

             1.       Tobacco 

             2.       Exercise

            3.        Nutrition Table I-1

             4.       Substance use (alcohol/drugs)

Non-Modifiable risk factors

1.     Describe influences of gender, ethnicity, income/education, disability, family history, and environment on health.