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Health & Wellness MS

Unit 1

Cancer, Lung Disease & Heart Disease Top three leading causes of death across ALL ages.
Smoking, Inactivity and Unhealthy Diet Top three risk factors of the Cancer, Lung Disease and Heart Disease
Risk Factors Factors that increase the probability of disease, injury, or death
Risk Reduction/Protection Measures Actions taken that decrease the chance of experiencing harm or disease
Heredity, Behavior and Environmental Categories of risk factors
Behavioral Risk Factors The only controllable risk factor.
Examples of environmental risk factors friends that do drugs, contaminated drinking water, asbestos
Examples of hereditary risk factors Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Color Blindness, SIckle Cell Anemia
Examples of behavioral risk factors smoking, drinking alcohol, not wearing seat belts, unhealthy eating, not exercising
Making poor health choices and engaging in high risk behaviors are the causes of Poor grades and overall academic achievement
Created by: Mrs.Caselli