What does it mean to be healthy? What are the steps for creating or improving a healthy lifestyle? This course helps students take charge of their own well-being by providing up-to-date information about physical activity, nutrition, and overall health. Students learn the importance of setting goals, recognizing peer pressure, making good decisions, and resolving conflicts. Students also learn about the benefits of exercise and physical activity, and how to avoid unhealthy behaviors. Activities are designed to help students understand nutrition, analyze food labels, and develop an appropriate exercise plan. Students learn how physical activity affects different body systems and about key exercise concepts including cross-training, overload, and flexibility. Students become more familiar with the systems of their bodies, learn about common ailments, and examine the importance of self-esteem and emotional well-being in promoting overall health.