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Health test 1
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What is health?
Health is the combo of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
Explain what it means to say that your health is dynamic?
health is subject to change. you may be feeling great one day but sick on the next.
Explain how a persons health can be described as a point on the health continuum.
Your health can change on the continuum at different times, either day to day or year to year
What does wellness mean?
An overall state of wellbeing or total health
What are lifestyle factors?
personal behaviors related to the way a person lives
the following is a...? getting 10-8 hours of sleep each night.
What are some important lifestyle factors?
eating a healthy breakfast, eating a variety of nutritious food, being physically active for 20 min 3 times a week, having healthy weight, no sexual activity before marriage,
What is prevention?
practicing health and safety habits to remain free from disease and injury
What is Health Education?
the providing f accurate health info to help people make healthy choices
What is healthy people of 2010?
a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the US
What are two main goals Healthy People 2010 have established for the future?
to promote health; prevent illness, disability, and early death
How can individuals help other individuals to have better health?
make informed decisions, master skills to make decisions, access reliable health care, promote health of others
How can families help individuals to have better health
shape attitudes and beliefs that result in healthy behavior, teach children values and skills necessary to maintain good health
How can communities help individuals have better health?
provide health services, offer behavior- changing classes, can take steps to ensure safe environment
What is health literacy?
a person's capacity to learn about and understand basic health info and services and use these resources to promote his or her health and wellness
What are the four attributes that health- literate individuals need?
a critical thinker and problem solver, responsible productive citizen, self-directed learner, effective communicator
Name the three elements of health that are interconnected, like the sides of a triangle.
physical, mental/emotional, social
What are seven tips for good physical health?
getting adequate sleep and rest, eating nutritious meal, drinking enough water, physically active, good hygiene, avoiding harmful substances-tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
What are three parts of your emotional/mental health?
feelings about yourself, how well you meet demands of daily life, your ability to process information
Describe three qualities or attitudes of people with good mental/emotional health.
in touch with feelings, express feelings appropriately, deal with frustration without overwhelmed, dont dwell on negative thoughts
list three aspects of your social health.
make/keep friends, work/play in cooperative ways, seeking/lending support, communicate well , showing respect for yourself and others.
What are four important influences on your health?
Heredity, Environment(physical and social), Attitude, Behavior
What is heredity?
refers to all the traits that were biologically passed to you form your parents
Describe three ways in which heredity influences your general level of health.
may put you at risk for certain illnesses, may strengthen your resistance to disease, personality and intellectual abilities or talents.
Define the term environment.
the sum of your surroundings
explain how physical environment might affect a person's health?
a safe environment= less stress of protection, bad environment= more stress of protection
What are four parts of a cultural environment?`
language, food, religion, traditions
Why is it important to be aware of your overall attitude about life?
You must have a good attitude towards health to keep you practicing it and believing it will help you
How can your behavior affect your health?
You can control your behavior and do things to prevent unhealthy habits and disease
Explain one positive and one negative effect of technology on health?
given us advanced medical treatments for disease, but took away many physical activities
Define the term risk behaviors
actions that can potentially threaten your health or other peoples health
What are two steps you can take in becoming responsible for your health?
increase your awareness of risk behaviors; examine your current behaviors and make changes
List the six categories of teen risk behaviors for which information is gathered in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey[YRBS]
behaviors that contribute to un/intentional injuries, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors that lead to STDS, pregnancy; unhealthy diets; physical inactivity
Define the term cumulative risks.
related risks that increase in effect with each added risk
Explain how risks accumulate over time. Use example.
The risks used only once may not be harmful, but if they become repetitive they will be harmful. like smoking wont kill you the first time, but will eventually become harmful to your health
Explain how combinations of risk factors can cause more serious consequences than each individual risk factor alone.
The more risk factors you are involved in, the more likely you are to experience negative consequences. ex- driving over the speed limit, not wearing a seat belt, and also driving in bad weather.
Define the term abstinence
avoiding harmful behaviors-(sexual activity and drugs, alcohol)
Why is abstinence form high-risk behaviors one of the most important health decisions you can make?
it can protect you from many negative consequences, and protect all aspects of health
What is a serious consequence on your physical/physiological health health with drugs.
cause addiction and can seriously harm the body. my cause death
What is a serious consequence on your social health of using drugs?
isolates your from family and friends
What is a serious consequence with legal matters when using drugs?
illegal to have alcohol under 21, tobacco under 18/21, other drugs completely illegal
Describe four results of abstaining from sexual activity.
no worries of unplanned pregnancy, no worries of single parent, all choices will be legal, no parent responsibilities, no STDS, no emotional problems
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