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technology Radio, TV and internet which are tools the media uses to communicate the information to you and they also use printed material such as newspapers and magazines
health The combination of physical, mental/emotional and social well being
spiritual health A deep seated sense of meaning and purpose in life
wellness An overall state of well being or total health. When your health triangle is balanced you have a high degree of.....
heredity All the traits that were biologically passed onto you from your parents
environment The sum of your surroundings including the physical places in which you live and the people who make up your world
peers People of the same age who share similar interests
culture The collective beliefs, customs and behaviors of a group and may include the language you speak, the food you eat your spiritual beliefs and the traditions you practice.
media Various methods for communicating information
chronic disease An ongoing condition or illness that progresses over a period of time
risk behaviors Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others
cumulative risk Related risks that increase in effect with each added risk
prevention Taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse examples getting regular medical and dental checkups. Doing this can detect health problems early thus preventing them from getting worse
abstinence A deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors, including sexual activities and the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. ALL areas of your health triangle benefit when you choose to abstain from high-risk behaviors.
lifestyle factors The personal habits or behaviors related to the way a person lives. Factors include: getting eight hrs of sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, exercise 30 -60 min a day, eating healthy foods
health education Providing accurate health information and teaching health skills to help people make healthy decisions
healthy A nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the US
health disparities Differences in health outcomes among groups that result from factors such as gender, race, education, disability and location
health literacy Person's capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services and to use these resources to promote one's health and wellness
affect To produce an effect upon
physical environment neighborhood and school safety air and water quality availability of parks, recreational facilities, and libraries access to medical care
social environment Made up of all the people around you, including your family and peers
physical health mental/emotional health social health Components that make up your health triangle
continuum/ sliding scale Spans the complete range of health, which measures your place of being healthy like..... from a loss of health and wellness at one end to a high-level wellness at the other
attributes of a health literate person A critical thinker and problem solver A responsible productive citizen A self-directed learner An effective communicator
Health Skills also called "Life Skills", are specific tools and strategies that help you maintain, protect, and improve all aspects of your health
Interpersonal Communication the exchange of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs between two or more people. Carefully choose your words and expressions to clearly say what you Really mean, it also involves listening closely to what other people say and understand what they are saying to
Refusal Skills communication strategies that can help you say no when you are urged to take part in behaviors that are unsafe or unhealthful, or that go against your values
Conflict Resolution the process of ending a conflict through cooperation and problem solving
Stress the reaction of the body and mind to everyday challenges and demands
Stress management skills skills that help you reduce and manage stress in your life
Advocacy taking action to influence others to address a health-related concern or to support a health-related belief
Values the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live
Decision-making skills steps that enable you to make a healthful decision.
Goals those things you aim for that take planning and work
Short-term goal a goal that you can reach in a short period of time
Long-term goal a goal that you plan to reach over an extended period of time
Action Plan a multistep strategy to identify and achieve your goals
Health Consumer anyone who purchases or uses health products or services
Advertising a written or spoken media message designed to interest consumers in purchasing a product or service. Primary purpose is to get you to buy the product
Comparison shopping judging the benefits of different products by comparing several factors, such as quality, features, and cost
Warranty a company's or a store's written agreement to repair a product or refund your money should the product not function properly
Consumer Advocates people or groups whose sole (only) purpose is to take on regional, national, and even international consumer issues.
Health Fraud the sale of worthless products or services claimed to prevent diseases or cure other health problems also called quackery. The promise of instant cure for health problems, weight loss etc
Malpractice failure by a health professional to meet accepted standards/ doctors who do not provide adequate treatment or make a serious mistake during surgery
approach a particular manner of taking steps
valid well grounded or justifiable (true meaning of a thing)
promote to contribute (add) to the growth of
refusal stratergies Say No In A Firm (Strong) Voice Explain Why Offer Alternatives Stand Your Ground (Do Not Give In!!!!) Leave If Necessary ( Walk AWAY) With Out Another Word!!
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