To Your Health
Video Review by Chris Wixtrom © 1999
To Your Health: Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle and Your Physical Exam
Two VHS videotapes, 30 minutes each
Produced by Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
We all benefit from information about keeping fit and eating well. Here it is - in ASL! Basic guidelines for better health and an encouraging word about getting regular check-ups are presented in American Sign Language on these videotapes. Everyone needs encouragement to improve nutritional choices, increase time spent on exercise, and to go get that physical exam. The information provided in these videos might help someone cut down or quit smoking. Deaf presenters show caring concern about health issues as they affect individuals, and warmly invite viewers to consider their options. Short vignettes contrast poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles with quality nutritional choices and energizing personal routines. Deaf actors model positive health practices and communicate (through interpreters) with medical staff about health issues. These practical resources may be just the ticket for entering a new level of healthful living.