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Self Health Assessments

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After completing the self-health assessment with my health partner, it was obvious that nutrition was where he needed the most improvement. My health partner is a 20-year-old male, he is a construction worker and typically works 10-12 hour shifts 5 times a week. Most of the time his job sites are not local, he often stays out of town causing him to eat out at least 6-10 times a week if not more. Due to working long hours five days in a row many weeks it is not uncommon that he drinks at least 3 energy drinks a day. Working out of town and not having access to a stove or a place to keep groceries refrigerated all the time can make it hard to eat healthy every day. One of the biggest changes that he could make in his diet is too make healthier…show more content…
The boost energy drinks give are short lived and can lead to other problems such as increased blood pressure and rapid heartbeat. When he gets into the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water he may notice that he won’t need the energy drinks anymore! My partner currently seems to be in the preparation/determination stage of the Transtheoretical Model of health promotion stage. According to () individuals in this stage are planning to take action and are making the final adjustments before they begin to change their behavior. However, they have not established their ambivalence and still need more convincing. This stage fits my partner due to his past attempts to making heathier choices when it comes to his nutrition habits and his readiness to change. Although he has already taken small steps towards change such as cutting back to two energy drinks a day, and eliminating soda from his diet, it is important to show individuals support in this stage. () explains that the best ways to help individuals in this stage is to praise the decision change, encourage small initial steps, and identify and assist with any obstacles that may
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