|Mental and Physical Health Management
Define healthy eating habits and describe the major risks of an unhealthy diet and the benefits of healthy eating.
Identify techniques for making healthy food choices and the benefits of regular exercise, for both body and brain.
Identify benefits of sleep for both physical and mental health. Discuss ways to ensure good sleep habits and high-quality sleep, especially during periods of stress.
Explain what substance use and abuse is and identify the warning signs that help may be needed
Describe the effects of smoking cigarettes, alcohol use, and illegal drug on the body. Then, identify resources for further information and guidance about substance abuse.
Identify sources of stress, particularly for college students and escribe the symptoms and effects of chronic stress.
List healthy ways of managing stress that fit your current lifestyle.
Identify the difference between occasional negative emotions and more serious mental health issues, such as anxiety disorder or depression. Explore practices for ensuring mental health and emotional balance in your life.
Define safety consciousness and describe strategies for staying safe on campus and elsewhere.
According to USDA Healthy Eating Guidelines, how much of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables?
None of the above
If you’re adopting healthy eating habits, you should consume less ________.
sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars
saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and soy products
frozen food, gluten, and dairy products
sugar and soy products
Eating healthy can reduce your risk of which of the following?
All of the above
Which of the following is the best strategy for eating healthy while you’re in college?
Minimize snacking between meals and late at night.
Eat at home.
Stick to diet soft drinks and low-calorie beverages such as coffee and tea.
Eat out only on weekends.
Which of the following is a whole-grain food?
Which of the following is NOT an example of aerobic activity?
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of exercise mentioned in the text?
Lower your risk for diabetes
Improve your memory
Lower your risk of death
Lower your life longevity
Help keep depression at bay
Typically, how much exercise is recommended for adults each week?
75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or 150 minutes of moderate activity
200 minutes of a combination of vigorous and moderate physical activity
75 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 150 minutes of vigorous activity
Any amount of exercise is recommended.
On average, how much sleep do adults need each night?
Which of the following is NOT a cue that you are probably too tired to drive?
You can’t stop yawning
You have trouble keeping your eyes focused
You can’t remember driving the last few miles
You only slept 7 hours last night
True or False? Sleep deprivation magnifies alcohol’s effects on the body.
Which of the following is NOT a tip from the reading to help you get to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling well rested?
Lie in bed if you can’t fall asleep
Set a schedule
Wake up with the sun
Put away books, homework, and screens 30 minutes before bed
Which is the equivalent of a 12-oz beer?
5 ounces of wine
5 ounces of hard liquor
5 ounces of malt liquor
Which of the following are ways that alcohol affects the body? Check all that apply.
It can strengthen your immune system.
It causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances
It causes liver problems.
It interferes with the brain’s communication pathways.
It causes temporarily clear, focused thinking
True or False? Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.40 g/dL or higher within 2 hours.
Which of the following are ways that marijuana affects the body? Check all that apply.
It can become addicting
It can lead to coughing and wheezing
It causes driving impairment
It impairs memory
It decreases the heart rate
Which of the following is NOT a potential problem caused by using cocaine?
Lower blood pressure
Stomach pain or sickness
Loss of appetite
People sometimes dangerously overdose on this drug because it is hard to tell how strong it is until it is used:
Which of the following are some of the problems meth can cause? Check all that apply.
lower body temperature
True or False? Over-the-counter prescription pain medication is safer than other street drugs like heroin and cocaine.
True or False? Stress is always negative.
All of the following may be caused by chronic stress EXCEPT
Memory and concentration impairment
Lower blood pressure
Which of the following are ways recommended in the text to combat stress? Select all that apply.
Drop out of clubs or extracurricular activities
Take proper physical care of yourself
Avoid drugs and alcohol
Prioritize your time
Avoid talking to close friends or family members
True or False? Chronic diseases are rarely linked to mental disorders.
In order to be diagnosed with depression, a person must demonstrate feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or other characteristic symptoms for at least
True or False? Eating disorders are mental health illnesses.
Alex has a hard time finishing his homework because he can’t stop thinking about how dirty his hands feel. He knows they are clean from when he washed them just a few minutes ago, but he feels that he needs to wash them again just to be sure. If this pattern of behavior becomes disruptive to Alex’s normal life, he could eventually be diagnosed with:
a panic disorder
Someone who eats a large amount of food two or more times a week and then throws it up afterwards would probably be diagnosed with:
binge eating disorder
any of the above