KNSFHP 1103 (2 credits)
What you will learn:
- How health behaviors and personal choices influence the quality of life.
- Understand how stress affects your life and techniques to manage it.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills.
- The effect of sexual relationships and interactions.
- Understand the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
- How nutrition relates to weight, wellness, health, and quality of life.
- The benefits of physical activity for health and wellness.
- Understand the aging process and how healthy behaviors enhance quality of life.
- Environmental health and practical steps you can take to help preserve resources.
- Personal safety awareness and preventive measures.
What to expect:
- If course is taken online, study requires discipline and accountability.
- Regular online quizzes to demonstrate learning and comprehension of the materials.
- You will practice a behavior change technique targeting your own improved health and wellness.
- You have a greater awareness of your overall health
- You understand how the body and mind work together
- You have coping strategies for stressful situations
- You make healthier food choices
- Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels.
- On average, women say 7,000 words per day. Men speak just over 2,000.
- A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. A sneeze can exceed speeds of 100mph.
- Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still.
- The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
- The width of your arm span stretched out is equal to the length of your whole body.
- The brain only takes up about 2 percent of our total body weight, but uses 20% of our body’s energy.
- Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.
- The benefits of exercise are more than just for weight management. Exercise also combats stress, promotes better sleep and activates the immune system.
- Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers). There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin—3,000 in each finger tip.
- Research has shown that when people exercise by walking, they walk 30% longer if they walk to music.
- Drinking water before and after a spa treatment, reduces soreness and helps to flush the body of toxins released from the muscles.