Assignment 2: Health Behavior and Healthy Lifestyle
Health behavior is the activity undertaken by a person who believes him or herself to be healthy for the purpose of preventing health problems (Kasl and Cobb, 1966). Healthy lifestyles
, in turn, are ways of living that promote good health and longer life expectancy.
-How does a healthy lifestyle promote good health and a longer life expectancy?
*Justify your answer with examples and reasoning.
*Suggest and then briefly explain two theories that support this viewpoint.
-What are the various activities involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
The work of Weber and Bourdieu contributed to a model of health lifestyle formulated by Cockerham.
-What are the various components of this model?
-How effective is this model in the study of healthy behavior and a healthy lifestyle in the present day?