January 19, 2017 8:49pm
Chapter One: Healthy Change
This chapter was all about healthy changes. It explains in detail the different dimensions of health including: environmental health, physical health, social health, intellectual health, emotional health, and spiritual health. These dimensions are all intertwined with each other. This chapter also goes into detail about the health in the US. An interesting theory is the transtheoretical model, which includes the steps it takes to change behavior. These steps are: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination. These steps are important with our health aspects as well. This chapter also contains key ideas that will help to change your behavior like shaping and modeling. Chapter one is definitely important in learning how we should be changing our behaviors.
The behavior that I would like to change this semester is to eat cleaner. This week, I have chosen salad for dinner over pizza when my family ordered takeout. I think of this small victory as a step in the right direction. It was especially hard watching them eat pizza while I ate a dull salad but I succeeded. Making small victories like this remind me of the small victory of making it to the summit of a mountain, or in the case of the picture above, Blue Hills (which is why I chose it). Looking forward to what next week has in store for me and this goal!