Health Self Assessment Essay
In order to improve one’s health and quality of life, it is important to be aware of an individual’s health status. Our textbook authors, Meeks, Hait & Paige (2009) describe the importance of self-appraisals and health behavior inventories in teaching students about their practices that will impact their health. In order to become an effective teacher who is enthusiastic about health education, the author of this paper focuses on gaining a comprehensive understanding of her health.
After assessing my health through an internet tool available on the Council for Responsible Nutrition wellness campaign webpage, I have reached several conclusions and understanding of my current general health status. The health …show more content…
Healthy People 2010 advises that creating “action plans to address one or more of [leading health] indicators can have a profound effect on increasing the quality of life and the years of healthy life and on eliminating health disparities—creating healthy people in healthy communities” (Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). The first indicator to discuss is my physical activity. Meeks, Heit & Page (2009) discuss the benefits of regular physical activities in chapter 9. Health goal #45 “I Will Participate in Regular Physical