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.
- Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.
- Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1) page)