8 th Grade Health
• Textbooks • Homework
– You are responsible for – All homework
them, they must be assignments are worth
covered. 10 points.
– May not highlight or – Late homework
write in your books. assignments will be
– Students may not accepted one day late,
attend Dorney Park if better late than never.
textbooks are lost.
• Tests: 4/ 5
• Quizzes: 4/5
• Homework: 10
– (How much depends on YOU!)
• In class participation
– Tobacco & Drugs
– Personality Box (100pts.), Music Review
• What is Health, • Sexuality
Mental & Emotional • STD’s, HIV & AIDS
Health. • Relationships
• Illegal Drugs
Social & Family
The state of your body, mind, and the way you get along with others.
AVAILABLE HEALTH CARE
WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR
• Are you healthy? HEALTH?
– Why or Why Not?
• Why do you play the sports you play?
• Why don’t you play sports?
• What do you eat for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?
• What activities do you do that involve movement?
Do you participate in activities that involve
• Did you used to do activities but don’t do them
Level of Energy High Level
Minor Aches Exercising & Eating Healthy
Disability Lack of Energy
Sedentary Lifestyle combined with unhealthy eating, alcohol, tobacco
& other drugs.
Health: a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being.
Wellness: is an overall state of well-being, or total health.
Behavior: The way you act.
Heredity: is the passing on of traits from your parents as a result of transmission of
Environment: is the sum total of your surroundings.
Attitudes: your feelings and beliefs.
Values: Beliefs or ideals that guide one’s actions
Lifestyle factors: life related habits.
Health Education or Health Knowledge: providing health information in such a way
that influences people to change their attitudes and take positive actions regarding their
Precaution: is a planned action taken before an event to increase the chances of a safe
Self-Esteem: the way you feel about yourself.
Goal: is something you aim for.
Decision Making Model:
1. State the situation 4. Consider your values.
2. List the options 5. Make a decision and act.
3. Weigh the possible outcomes. 6. Evaluate your decision.
Have you ever taken a risk?
Is the Risk worth the Reward?
Are all Risks bad?
What is the risk? What’s the reward?
Sense of Accomplishment
– Trying a new sport – Smoking
– Trying out for the – Alcohol
– Taking on a new job
– Asking a person out on
date – An unreasonable risk
– Crossing the street is the possibility that
– Going on a roller may cause injury to
coaster you or others.
– Talent show
A precaution is a planned action taken before an event to
increase the chance of a safe outcome.
• Peer Pressure
– Fitting in to the right group.
– Sexual activity
Decision Making Process
• Identify the situation
• Identify your options
• Ask yourself these questions
– Is it Healthy?
– Is it safe?
– Is it legal?
– Consider your values: Are the beliefs and ideas
that are important to you and your family agree
with your decision?
Decision Making model continued
• Make a choice
• Analyze your decision
– Did it result in a healthy action and how did it
affect myself and others.
– You may learn that your decision was the right
one or you may choose to act differently.
Who is responsible for your actions?
What is a Goal?
A goal is something you aim for.
HAVE YOU EVER SET A GOAL?
No Goals are too HIGH!
Goals are important to your
is the way you feel about yourself.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE
Make sure your goal is attainable & reasonable
Typically are harder to reach and require more effort.
Short term goals can be used as stepping stones to help you
reach your long term goal.
Using Short term goals to meet
your Long Term Goal.
A on a Quiz A on a Test A in Health
Run a ½ mile Run 1 mile Run a 5K race
Say Hi to people Start a Create new
you see. conversation friendships.
Run a Marathon
1. Talk to people who have already run a marathon
2. Look at different training schedules
3. Plan a date for the marathon.
4. Plan a training schedule that works with my schedule.
5. Pick a time to run/ find a running partner
6. Keep track of my miles.
7. Eat healthy especially the night before big runs.
8. Race Day!!!
9. Did I finish? What was my time?
1. What is your goal? What do you want to achieve or change
about yourself? (Lose weight, Get good grades)
2. When do you want to accomplish this goal? Long term or Short
term? (June or End of High School)
3. What is your game plan? How do you plan on achieving this
4. What resources are you going to use? (Friends, teachers, Coach)
5. How can you check your progress?
6. What can you do if you don’t achieve your goal?