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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