Healthly Behavior Essay

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Everyone has health behaviors. Some are good. Some are bad. After thinking about what health behaviors I have; three stood out to me. The three health behaviors I have are smoking cigarettes, being overweight, and not getting enough sleep. Each behavior is a bad for your health, but actually acknowledging what those behaviors are, and admitting something needs to change is a start in the right direction.
I started smoking cigarettes when I was 16 years old. Looking back I really don’t know the reason why I started, but I know some factors that could have been a contributing factor. One factor was my parents smoked cigarettes. Growing up I was constantly around it. My parents smoked in the ...view middle of the document...

I had no set bedtime, so I would stay-up watch TV, talk on the phone, or chat with my friends online. Then after high school I would stay out with my friends, and not go to bed late. It just became a habit of not going to bed no later than 11:00 p.m. or midnight. I feel my contributing factor now for not being able to go to bed early is my spouse can’t fall asleep without the TV on (the noise is what makes him fall asleep), and for me it’s hard to fall asleep with it on. I like the quite. Every night it is a battle to fall asleep before eleven.

One specific health behavior I would like to change is being overweight. Being overweight is a personal health behavior I have been trying to fight for the last few years. According to the Transtheoretical Stages I read about in chapter 1 (Donatelle, 2013) I am in between Maintenance and Action stage. The reason I believe I am in between these stages is because I have addressed that I am over weight and need to change my eating habits.
I am in the Maintenance Stage because I made a plan about cutting things out of my diet, and I have taken the...

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