Sample Annotated Bibliography Paper on Health Behavior and Lifestyle

Berrigan, David, et al. “Patterns of health behavior in US adults.” Preventive Medicine 36.5

 

The article is on the patterns of healthy behavior of adults in the United States. According to the article, the association between health-related behaviors is important because they determine disease prevention and affects disease risks. Some of the health-related behaviors studied in the article are physical exercise, the consumption of alcohol, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and fat intake. The main results of the study are that most US adults practice health-related behaviors that are dangerous to their body, and this explains lower life expectancy. Besides, most adults fail to adhere to the healthy-lifestyles advice given to them by their doctors because of addiction to certain health-related behaviors such smoking. The article will be important to the research paper as it builds information about the health-related behaviors that have rendered the US adult unhealthy and reduce the life expectancy.

Cockerham, William C. “Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structure.”
 Journal of health and social behavior 46.1 (2005): 51-67.

The article constructs a healthy lifestyle theory by utilizing the agency-structure debate style. At the moment, a few whole lifestyle theories exist, yet people require such theories to build their lives based healthy lifestyles. In most cases, individual ideas that are not based on any studies but assumptions have influenced the kind of lifestyles that people lead. However, a strong and researched theory is required to give pole instruction on what they should do about their diets and lifestyle behaviors. The article thus presents a theory that includes agency and structure, while emphasizing on the restoration of structure to a suitable position. The definitions of structure and agency are explained in details. The article will build the research paper by explaining the Healthy Lifestyle Theory as well its significance in making healthy decisions.

Work cited

Berrigan, David, et al. “Patterns of health behavior in US adults.” Preventive Medicine 36.5

(2003): 615-623

Cockerham, William C. “Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structure.”

Journal of health and social behavior 46.1 (2005): 51-67.