This unit defines both health and wellness and explains the three basic aspects of health. It also discusses the influences of heredity, environment, and other external factors on an individual’s health. As well as, discussing teen risk behaviors and possible consequences and helps students understand what they can do to avoid unsafe behavior.
This unit helps students examine steps they can take and skills they can develop to promote and protect their own health. Unit 2 also helps students recognize decisions that affect their health and introduces the six-step decision-making process. It explains the importance of setting and pursuing goals and discusses the use of a goal-setting plan for reaching goals. This unit also talks about being an advocate for your own health.