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life skills

skills that help you deal with situations that can affect your health

assessing your health

evaluate each of the 4 parts of your health periodically. And assess your health behaviors

making good decisions

making choices that are healthy and responsible

being a wise consumer

read labels, compare the value and the quality of the products before buying

communicating effectively

helps you avoid misunderstandings by expressing your feelings in healthy ways

practicing wellness

being informed about good health habits is one way to do this

setting goals

aiming for something thal will give you a sense of accomplishment, be realistic

using refusal skills

a way to say no to something that you do not want to do, requires practice


dealing with problems in an effective way

evaluating media messages

being able to judge the worth of media messages is a challenge


passing down traits from a parent to a child


everything around you, including things you cannot see


someone who is the same age or is in the same grade as you and who has similar interests


a characteristic that a person has


a major source of information


the combination of a new or possibly threatening situation and your body's natural response to the situation


anything that causes a stress response


the negative physical, mental, or emotional strain in response to a stressor

positive stress

the stress response that happens when winning, succeeding and achieving

stress response

your body's reaction to a stressor


a stress hormone that increases the level of sugar in your blood and directs the "fight or flight" response


a feeling of extreme tiredness

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