Health Benefits Model

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The health benefits model contains several elements to it in order to make it as effective as possible. Its main goal is to find out why people don’t adopt all the healthy lifestyle options that are available. All the elements to the model are based on a high or low scale. The idea of perceived susceptibility is the chances the individuals puts on them getting the condition. Along with this the individuals will attempt to measure the level of severity of the condition. These are sometimes labeled as perceived threat as well. Perceived threat just being a combination of perceived susceptibility and perceived severity. Also in the model is the concept of perceived pros of action. Here the individual will think about the effectiveness of the …show more content…
I tend to eat a lot of sugar and not much of anything else. I know that not eating healthy can lead to several complications down the road such as diabetes and other harmful illnesses. I know it also tends to lead to a decrease in energy, weight gain, tooth decay, and much more. I know these are relatively serious problems. I also know that this happens to a lot of people so I know I’m very susceptible to these diseases and issues as well. I know for a fact that changing my eating habits put a lot of stress on my health even at a young age. The threat would be significantly reduced if I would choose to start eating healthy and cut out the sugar filled …show more content…
My attitude towards the behavior of my poor eating habits is rather negative. When I think about all of the unhealthy food items I eat it makes me feel bad about myself and what I’m doing to my body. As college student a lot of my friends also don’t eat healthy seeing as we cannot afford or just prefer it. Along with this my family eats relatively unhealthy, and therefore my poor eating habits aren’t looked down upon by the majority of people I spend my time with. I’m sure my parents want me to eat healthier than they do but it’s never really stated. As far as control over my poor eating habits go, I think it is rather difficult. I feel as though it is extremely hard to change my current eating habits. I have control over them in one sense, but then I just know I’ve tried and it’s very difficult for me to change my ways. I am just not to the point where I’m ready to change my

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