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    The behavior change I pursued included running 3 miles a day for three days of the week. In this analysis I explore how my perceptions fit within the Theory of Planned Behavior, overview specific methods of change, evaluate pitfalls, social support, and identify potential areas of improvement. I chose the health behavior of running 3 miles three times per week because I wanted to decrease my risk for developing cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol—both of which run in my family, lose weight

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    Lifestyles and Health Behavior According to Psychologists Psychologists have created a number of theories to explain why it is that people continue to practice bad behaviours such as smoking, when they are aware of the dangers involved. The health belief model created by Becker and Rosenstock in 1984 describes that people will only practice good behaviours such as visiting the doctor when making assessments of: Ø Perceived seriousness of health problem Ø Perceived susceptibility

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    Health Behavior Theories Victoria Volz Kaplan University DNP 715 Health Behavior Theories Introduction ”Theories tell how and why things work; how and why one variable is related to another. Research findings that are theory based can be place in a framework that advances science further than findings that are unconnected to formal theory.” (O'Connell, 2009, p. 33). In order to be effective as a health care educator, a basic knowledge and understanding of health behavior theories is crucial

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    many ways and requires numerous books to discuss its impacts on us. So in this essay my goal is only to describe the impacts on health and behavior in comparison with the past and present. Before the revolutionary changes in early nineteenth century, health problems and a large number of fatal diseases gulped the whole community like a malicious dragon. The most common health problem was the numerous fatal diseases and epidemics. There was no cure for the most common diseases so these diseases always

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    Theories of health behaviors that assume individuals exist within, and are influenced by social environment are called “interpersonal theories” (National Cancer Institute, U.S Department of Health and Human Services & National Institutes of Health, 2005). Interpersonal theories/models also focus on how individuals are influenced by the opinions, thoughts, behaviors, and support of the people he/she associates with and vice versa (how individual influences others). The social environment can affect

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    This health behavior change helps to target my lifestyle and diet. By implementing at least 30 minutes of physical activity and not resorting to junk food immediately after, will help increase my self-esteem and body image. The theory that I have chosen to apply to my behavior change is the Transtheoretical Model. The theory is based on the constructs of stages of change, process of change, and self-efficacy. The five stages of changes include; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action

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    Ecological Models And Health Behavior Change On individual level changes in health promotion and ecological approaches target and influence multiple health behaviors. This is because the individuals living in the environment are embedded in temporary change of behaviors. Therefore it is very important to consider ecological approaches, changing health behaviors and environmental factors while designing operational and supportable health promotion plans. Healthcare promotion is primarily based upon

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    The health behavior that I chose to modify for the better was to consume more water each day. My goal for the week was to drink 70 ounces or 8.75 cups of water each day. I chose this as my health behavior change because I know how important it is to consume water, yet I have always struggled with consuming an adequate amount each day. While growing up, I drank mostly milk and different types of juices while neglecting to drink any water unless it was before, during, or right after a sporting event

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    Health Education and Behavior: Promoting Healthy Living Kristin Curcione Daemen College   Health education and promotion are two paradigms that coincide in the world of nursing. Whitehead (2003) describes the biomedical structure of health education approaches as modified allopathic pursuits in health interventions. Nurses play a pivotal role in the education and health promotion for patients under their care. The World Health Organization (2015) defines health education as increasing awareness

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    affordable health care for centuries, and although some disagree with the Affordable Care Act it has solved the main problem that faced many individuals; how will consumers be protected and will there be an increase access to affordable health care. 2. Efforts to deal with problem in accord with research. Efforts to deal with the problem at hand have been in accord to research findings. According to The White House Fact Sheet

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