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Personal Health Assessment and Health Promotion Plan

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The purpose of this assignment is to gain a greater understanding of the health promotion concepts through self reflection.   I plan to do this by identifying three self-assessment tools; a food journal, exercise log and sleep log, along with providing rationale for the chosen instruments. I will also address the Transtheoretical Model (TM), which stages I have gone through and which stage I am currently in.   These tools and stages along with a wellness diagnosis will help me to develop a personal health plan. The outcomes of the interventions will be discussed and will include personal achievements and success.
Personal Health Assessment and Health Promotion Plan
The definition of health is very subjective; it can vary from person to person. What one person might consider healthy another might consider being average.   I define good health as a complete circle of one’s physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-bring. Personal health assessment is a key building block in understanding your own health. Once there is an understanding one can make plans for improvement. According to Pender “a thorough assessment of health and health behaviors is the foundation for tailoring a health promotion-prevention plan” (Pender, Murdaugh, & Parsons, 2011, p. 89).
Once my definition of health was clearly defined, I took a closer look at my personal health beliefs by completing the Health Beliefs Survey (Appendix A). I was not surprised to discover, I scored higher than normal for personal control of health and exercise. I scored below average on powerful others and chance. I look at these results and agree with them 100%. I do believe I am in control of my health and what I choose to do will affect my health greatly. I personally do not think others can control my health as well as I can control it myself.   Regarding the chance factor, some diseases I may be at a higher risk for but with preventive...

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