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health vocab test

health the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well being
spiritual health deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life
wellness an overall state of well-being or total health
chronic disease ongoing condition or illness
heredity all the traits that were biologically passed on to you from your parents
environment sum of your surroundings
peers people of the same age who share similar interests
culture collective beliefs,customs, and behaviors of a group
media various methods for communicating information
technology radio,television, and the internet
risk behaviors actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others
cumulative risks risks that increase in effect with each added risk
prevention taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse
abstinence a deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors, including sexual activities and the use of tobacco,alcohol, and other drugs
lifestyle factors the personal habits or behaviors related to the way a person lives
healthy people nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving health of all people in the united states
health disparities differences in health outcomes among groups
health literacy persons capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services,and to use these resources to promote ones health and wellness
Created by: jriv