Chapter 6: The Challenge of Changing Health Behavior

By: Justin Rokisky Jr, Madison Fertig, Cindy Ng, Zoe Walters

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“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” — John C. Maxwell


  • Discuss multiple influences on behavior
  • Discuss the risks of obesity and overweight
  • Understand how physical activity benefits an individual
  • Discuss behavioral factors and challenges that contribute to the transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Identify groups at greatest risk of HIV
  • Discuss populations that are at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse
  • Determine strategies to prevent alcohol and drug abuse
  • Discuss e-cigarettes and behavioral factors that lead to use