Nursing Life Span and Development

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 15, 16 Lesson Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook) Initial Post Instructions Choose 1 option Option 1: In your readings this week, there is an extensive discussion on the physical decline that adults in their middle adulthood may likely face. What are some small steps that a 30-year-old patient can take now that can help reduce some of the negative physical consequences that they could experience at 50-years-old? Address at least 2 of the 6 listed: Diet Exercise Substance use, abuse, dependence (caffeine, nicotine, THC, etc.) Stress Sleep Sexual behaviors Option 2: You are likely aware that a person’s cognitive functioning can affect their social and emotional well-being. For this discussion, you will be responsible for integrating the concepts of chapters 15 and 16. The textbook tells us that the number of relationships may decline in middle adulthood, just as processing speed and working memory may also decline. What are some ways that people can integrate social activities/ make friends or nurture the relationships that they have, while simultaneously improving their cognitive functioning? Some examples may include activities like: Dance lessons Choir Chess clubs, etc. Follow-Up Post Instructions Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Writing Requirements Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up) Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source) APA format for in-text citations and list of references