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Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes

Kansas State University via Canvas Network

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Overview

Good nutrition, physical activity, and healthy body weight are essential parts of a person's overall health and well-being. Together, these can help reduce a person's risk of developing serious chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. The purpose of this course is to enhance knowledge about healthy lifestyle changes to improve eating practices, physical activity habits, and related wellness behaviors such as sleep habits, stress management, and substance abuse.

Syllabus

  • Week 1 Setting healthy goals
  • Week 2 Learn about types of foods and the nutrients they offer
  • Week 3 Physical activity and Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
  • Week 4 Macronutrients, micronutrients, and understanding food labels
  • Week 5 Planning healthy meals
  • Week 6 Dealing with emotions, stress, and loss of motivation

Taught by

Linda Yarrow

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