Better Habits, Better Health - DVD - 6 hours (w/Home-study exam)

Describes how personality types, core beliefs, and behavioral habits affect chronic illness. Discusses the most common chronic illnesses and the key factors in prevention and management. Explains how stress, anxiety, and depression influence chronic illnesses. Describes practical behavioral habits for coping with disabling chronic conditions like pain, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases. Lists ways to help patients develop healthier habits in terms of nutrition, activity, preventive medical and dental care, and emotional well-being. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$83.00

Part 1

  • The Mind-Body Connection: How Behavioral Habits Keep Us Well And Make Us Sick.

  • The Experience of A Chronic Illness. Acute Illness vs. Chronic Illness. The Physical, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Chronic Illnesses.

  • Neuroendocrine System and H-P-A Stress Axis: How the Immune System Is Impaired by Chronic Stress.

  • The Top Ten Chronic Illnesses: How Much of the Risk is Genetic? How Much is Behavior and Lifestyle.

  • The Major Health Organ of the Body: The Brain.

  • Core Beliefs and Behavioral Habits: Their Huge Influence on Health and Illness. The Placebo Effect. 

  • Optimism and Pessimism: The Medical Consequences.

  • Personality, Habits, & Health: How Personality Types Affect the Risk for Chronic Illness.

  • Why Is It So Hard for People to Change Their Unhealthy Behavioral Habits?

  • The Dirty Dozen: Do Our Behavioral Habits Kill Us? Preventing and Managing the Top Twelve Causes of Chronic Illnesses and Premature Death.

  • Too Tired to Eat Well. Dietary and Exercise Habits: Nutritional Strategies That Makes Sense. The Biggest Part of Health Management.

  • Stress Management and Health: Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Healthy Sleep.  

Part 2

  • Coping with Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Arthritic Pain, Muscle Pain, and Neuropathies.

  • The Top Cause of Chronic Disability in the Young: Depression and Anxiety.

  • Changing Unhealthy Habits into Healthy Ones. SMART Goal-Setting, Action Plans, and Sustaining Change.

  • Living Longer but Sicker: Life Expectancy Changes And Surviving Serious Chronic Illnesses.

  • Better Habits for Better Health: Preventing and Managing The Top Ten Illnesses and Conditions That Kill Four Out Of Five People.

  • Cardio-metabolic Diseases. Lowering the Risk for Biggest Threats to Health: Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity, and Diabetes.

  • Common Forms of Cancer: Healthy Habits for Reducing Cancer Risk and Increasing Survival.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease: How Environment and Behavior Increase the Risk. Preventive Care in Dementia Patients.

  • Preventing Accidents and Suicide: Recognizing the Risks. Prudent Precautions.

  • Dental Considerations in Chronic Illness: Inflammation, Oral Hygiene, and Preventive Care.

  • The Five Fickle Fingers of Fate: The Five Behavioral Habits That Most Affect Health and Illness Risk.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how personality types, core beliefs, and behavioral habits affect chronic illness.
  2. Discuss the most common chronic illnesses and the key factors in prevention and management.
  3. Explain how stress, anxiety, and depression influence chronic illnesses.
  4. Describe practical behavioral habits for coping with disabling chronic conditions like pain, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases.
  5. List ways to help patients develop healthier habits in terms of nutrition, activity, preventive medical and dental care, and emotional well-being.
  6. Describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  7. Describe, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 6
More Information About This Course: Better Habits, Better Health Accreditation PDF

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