I took the assessment and was quite surprised by the negative scores I received. The two health behaviors I would like to change are my physical health and my emotional health. In doing this, I think my life will have more longevity and have a happier life. I would like to change my physical behavior, first and foremost. I am not happy with my body size or weight. I had my son at the age of seventeen; so it has been a very difficult adjustment. I don’t exercise nearly enough, I eat food that is very unhealthy for me, and I smoke cigarettes. I want to change so that I can live a long life and watch my son grow; I want to have self-confidence and higher self-esteem so I can feel good about myself for once. I have always eaten like a bird my entire life. I eat small meals and snacks throughout the entire day. I used to do sports a lot growing up through high school and since having a child I don’t have enough time for that. I’ve also smoked cigarettes since the age of 15. If I do not start eating healthier, I am at major risk for physical problems such as obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes. If I don’t start to work out on a regular basis, I feel that my body will go downhill much quicker and have a harder time being physically active as I get older. Smoking has the worse consequences if not changed…. I can develop breathing problems, emphysema, and the worse being Cancer.
I would like to change my emotional behavior. I want to do this so that I can learn to express my emotions at appropriate times and in appropriate ways. I want to learn to have better self-control. I don’t like my emotional roller coaster of feelings and it makes it harder for people to want to be around me. I have problems with my emotions on an almost everyday basis, and have had these problems since I was about 14 years old. If I don’t learn to change this negative behavior, I will live a miserable, sad, lonely life. I will never have trust in relationships, or even have healthy...
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