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Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Leading a Healthy Life

Advocate To speak or argue in favor of something.
Health The state of well-being in which all of the components of health - social, mental, emotional, environmental, physical, spiritual - are in balance.
Health Literacy Knowledge of health information needed to make good choices about your health.
Lifestyle Disease A disease that is caused partly by unhealthy behaviors and partly by other factors.
Public Health The study and practice of protecting and improving the health of people in a community,
Public Service Announcement (PSA) A message created to educate people about an issue.
Risk Factor Anything that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other health problems.
Sedentary Not taking part in physical activity on a regular basis.
Value A strong belief or ideal.
Wellness The achievement of a person's best in all six components of health.
Created by: risdhealth