Vocab Ch. 1 Wellness

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Health

the overall well-being of your body, mind, and your relationships with other people.

Life Expectancy

the number of years a person can expect to live

Quality of Life

the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life

Goal

a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach

Physical Health

how well your body functions

Social Health

how well you get along with others

Contimuum

a gradual progression through many stages between one extreme and another

Wellness

a state of high-level health

Heredity

all the traits that are passed biologically from parent to child

Gender

whether you are male or female

Environment

all of the physical and social conditions that surround a person and can influence that person's health

Culture

the beliefs and patterns of behavior that are shared by a group of people and passed from generation to generation

Media

forms of communication that provide news and entertainment

Habit

a behavior that is repeated so often that it becomes almost automatic

Risk Factor

any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other negative outcomes

Prevention

taking action to avoid disease, injury, and other negative health outcomes

Values

the standards and beliefs that are most important to you

Advocacy

using communication to influence and support others in making positive health decisions

Health literacy

the ability to gather, understand, and use health information to improve your health

D.E.C.I.D.E

Define the problem, Explore the alternatives, Consider the consequences, Identify your values, Decide and act, Evaluate the results

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