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Health
Free from illness or injury; a person's mental or physical condition
Exercise
Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain and improve health and fitness
Stress
A state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances
Metabolism
The process by which our bodies convert and use energy from food
Physical activity
Any bodily movement that requires energy expenditure and the use of your muscles
Wellness
The conscious, active process of making choices to achieve your full potential
Epidemic
An increase, often sudden, in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in that population in that area
Outbreak
The sudden occurrence of a disease in a community which has never experienced it before, or whose occurrence is greater than expected in a particular area
Contamination
To make something impure by poisoning or polluting it
Pathogen
A bacterium, virus, or microorganism that may cause disease
Travel advisory
Formal government warning to avoid travel to certain areas due to violence, natural disasters, or health concerns
Zoonotic disease
A disease spread between animals and people
Pandemic
An outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population
Pharmacy
A place to purchase prescription drugs
Strength
How much of the active ingredient is present in each dose of medicine