Health Vocab

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52 terms · Health words

Sexual Harassment

Any unwanted remark behavior or touch that has sexual content

Hazing

Harassing new comers to a group in an abusive and humiliating way

Vitamins

A class of nutrients that contain carbon and that are needed in small amounts to maintain health and allow you to grow

Coping

Dealing with problems and troubles in an effective way

Tar

A sticky black substance in tobacco smoke that coats the inside of the airways and that contains many carcinogens

Nutrition

The science or study of good and the ways in which the body uses food

Violence

Physical force that is used to harm people or damage property

Codependent

a condition in which a family member or friend sacrifices his or her own needs to meet the needs of an addict

Date rape

Sexual intercourse that is forced on a victim by someone the victim knows

Minerals

A class of nutrients that are chemical elements that are needed for certain body processes such as enzyme activity and bone formation

Collaborate

To work together with one or more people

B.A.C.

The amount of alcohol in a person blood, expressed as a percentage

Intoxication

The physical and mental changes produced by drinking alcohol

Life skill

A tool for building a healthy life

Consequences

A result of ones actions and decisions

Vegetarian

Dietary pattern that includes few or no animal products

Risk factor

Anything that increases the likely hood of injury, diseases, or other health problems

Tolerance

The ability to overlook differences and to accept people for who they are

Bullying

Scaring or controlling anther person by using threats or force

Aggressive

Hostile and unfriendly in the way one handles oneself

Carcinogens

any chemical or agent that causes cancer

Binge drinking

The act of drinking 5 or more drinks in one sitting

Resource

Something that you can use to help achieve a goal

Health

Is the state of well-being in which all components of health are in balance

Proteins

A class of energy-giving nutrients that are made-up of amino acids which are needed to build and repair body structures and regulate processes in the body

Emphysema

A respiratory disease in which air cannot move in and our of alveoli because they break down and lose their elasticity

Carbohydrates

a class of energy giving nutrients and include sugars, starches,and fibers

Sedentary

a, not taking part in physical activity on a regular basis

Wellness

The achievement of a person's best in all 6 components of health

Abuse

Physical or emotional harm to someone

Enabling

Helping an addict avoid the negative consequences

Depression

Sadness and hopelessness that keeps a person from carrying out every day activities

Main-stream smoke

Smoke that is inhaled through a cigarette and them exhaled by a cigarette smoker

Media

All public forms of communications such as TV,radio,newspaper,the internet,and advertisements

Side-stream smoke

Smoke that escapes from the tip of a cigarette,cigar,or pipe

Peer Pressure

A feeling that you should do something because that is what your friends want

Goal

Something that you work toward and hope to achieve

Alcoholism

a disease that causes a person to lose control of his or her drinking behavior

Self-Esteem

A measure of how one values, respects, and feels confident about oneself

Alcohol

The drug in wine,beer,and liquor that causes intoxication

Passive

Not offering opposition wen challenged or pressured

Symptom

A change that a person notices in his or her body or mind and is caused by a disease or illness

Assertive

Direct and respectful in the way one expresses oneself

Advocate

To speak up or argue in favor of something

Action Plan

A set of directions that will help you reach your goal

Cirrhosis

A deadly disease that replaces healthy liver tissue with scar tissue

Integrity

The characteristic of doing what one knows is right

Fats

A class of energy giving nutrients , also the main form of energy storage in the body

Neglect

The failure of a caretaker to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, or love

Value

A strong belief or idea

Consumer

A person who buys products or services

Nicotine

The highly addictive drug that is found in all tobacco products

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