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Chapters 1 & 2

Health & Wellness

TermDefinition
Social Health Getting along with others
3 Main Components of Health Physical, Social, Mental/Emotional
Health Continuum Healthful behaviors that promote wellness are shown on a scale.
Risk behaviors Behaviors that can harm your health
Health literacy A person's ability to learn about health info. and services, and to use these resources to better your health
chronic disease An ongoing condition or illness (ex. heart disease)
environment physical surroundings, the people who make up your world and the culture you live in.
culture collective beliefs, customs and behaviors of a group
mental/emotional health your feelings and thoughts
pessimism to always look at things negatively
optimism to always look at things positively
abstinence Deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behavior
prevention taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse
health a combination of physical, mental/emotional health and social well being
Health education providing health information to help people make healthy decisions
Health disparities differences in health outcomes between groups
peers people of the same age who have similar interests
spiritual health a deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life
wellness an overall state of well-being
heredity all traits that are biologically passed from parent to offspring
life style factors personal habits or behaviors related to the way a person lives
7 Health Behaviors 1. get 8 hrs sleep, 2. eat breakfast, 3. eat nutritious foods, 4. be physically active 30-60 min daily, 5. maintain healthy weight, 6. don't smoke, 7. don't use alcohol or drugs
Created by: Mrs.Coons