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Chapter 1

Health and Wellness
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Health
The combination of physical, mental/emotional and social well-being
Wellness
A state of well-being or balanced health over a long period of time
Mind-body connection
How your emotions affect your physical and overall health and how your overall health affects your emotions
Reliable
trustworthy and dependable
Stress
The body's response to real or imagined dangers and other life events - can also be good
Stress management
Identifying sources of stress and learning how to handle them in ways that promote good mental/emotional health
Interpersonal communication
Sharing thoughts and feelings with other people
Refusal skills
Ways to say "NO" effectively
Conflict
A disagreement between with opposing viewpoints, interests or needs
Conflict-resolution skills
The ability to end a disagreement peacefully or keep it from becoming a larger conflict
Advocacy
Taking action in support of a cause
Heredity
The passing of traits from parents to their biological children
Environment
All living and non-living things around you
Cultural background
The beliefs, customs and traditions of a specific group of people
Evaluate
To determine the quality of something
Risk
The chance that something harmful may happen to your health and wellness
Risk behavior
Actions or choices that may harm you or others
Consequences
The results of actions or behaviors
Cumulative risk
When one risk factor adds to another to increase danger
Prevention
Taking steps to avoid something
Abstinence
The conscious, active choice not to participate in high-risk behaviors
Physical health
Involves the condition of your body
Mental/Emotional health
refers to ability to solve problems and handle daily events of your life
Social health
Describes how you relate to people at home, school and everywhere else
Genes
The basic units of heredity and set the pattern for all your physical traits
Goal setting
Involves a specific goal and a plan to achieve it
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