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Health Vocab

Health words
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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