Lifestyle and Health Promotion First Name Last Name Institution Living a healthy life is the top priority of most people. It ensures that one lives a life that is free from diseases and also critical conditions and among the things that I do fat I know I should change my diet and my nutrition to stay healthy but I have been eating a lot of junk food and also not taking a balanced diet. Reference American Heart Association. (2015). Staying Hydrated–Staying Healthy. Pender N. Health Promotion [...]
Overview For this discussion, make a list of healthy lifestyle practices you currently do, for example, walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes. List all of the healthy lifestyle practices such as exercise, hygiene, nutrition, emotional/spiritual health, and social health practices that you currently do. If your list is blank just state that in the discussion and explain why it’s blank. Look at the information in your Week 1 reading folder of the course on Health Promotion by Nola Pender and see what healthy lifestyle practices you’re not doing that you should be doing to promote your health. Make a list of the top 1-3 that you feel you need to incorporate. Then, for each healthy lifestyle practice you feel you should be doing, briefly explain how you could incorporate this activity into your daily life. If you do not want to add any of them to your daily life, that’s fine, just say so… E.g. “I know I should lose 100 pounds, but I like to eat too much and I’m not interested in losing any weight at this time in my life.” Your initial post must be posted before you can view and respond to colleagues, must contain minimum of two (2) references, in addition to examples from your personal experiences to augment the topic. The goal is to make your post interesting and engaging so others will want to read/respond to it. Synthesize and summarize from your resources in order to avoid the use of direct quotes, which can often be dry and boring. No direct quotes are allowed in the discussion board posts. Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues' initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: "This is interesting - in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature..." and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as "I agree" or "good comment." Points: 30 Due Dates: Initial Post: Fri, Feb 23 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US. Response Post: Sun, Feb 25 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US - (the response posts cannot be done on the same day as the initial post). References: Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references. Response posts: Minimum of one (1) total reference: one (1) from peer-reviewed or course materials reference per response. Words Limits Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page) Note: Since it is difficult to edit the APA reference in the Blackboard discussion area, you can copy and paste APA references from your Word document to the Blackboard discussion area. Points will not be deducted because of format changes in spacing.