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Glencoe Health Ch 1

Living a Healthy Life

What is health? the combination of your physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
What is physical health? the way the parts and systems of your body work together
What is mental health? includes your feelings about yourself, how well you relate to others, and how well you meet the demands of daily life
What is social health? involves the way you get along with others
What are the 3 qualities of the Health Triangle? equal on all sides; good balance; determined by the choices we make
What is wellness? overall state of well-being or total health
What are lifestyle factors? personal behaviors and habits related to the way a person lives which helps determine his or her level of health
What are 7 important lifestyle factors? 7-8 hours of sleep, eat nutritious foods, refrain from using tobacco products, eat breakfast, 20-30 minutes of vigorous activity at least 3 times/week, avoid drugs and alcohol, maintain recommended weight
What is prevention? practicing healthy habits to keep a person well and free from disease and other ailments
What are 3 examples of prevention? wearing seat belts, wearing sunscreen, using protective gear when playing sports
What is health education? providing accurate health information in such a way as to influence people to change their attitudes so that they take a positive action about their health
What is health literacy? it describes an individual's ability to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services in such a manner to promote his or her health and wellness
What is heredity? all the traits and properties that are passed along biologically from both parents to the child
What is environment? the sum total of your surroundings: your family, where you grew up, where you live now, and all of your experiences
What are peers? people of the same age or interest
What is peer pressure? pressure to pursue interests of others; can be positive/negative, verbal/nonverbal
What is behavior? the way you choose to act within your life; it's a learned response to your environment
What are the 5 most common risk factors? behaviors that contribute to unintentional and intentional injuries; drug and alcohol use; sexual behaviors; unhealthy eating habits; physical inactivity
What are risk factors? actions or behaviors that represent a potential health threat
What is a risk? a behavior with an element of danger that may cause injury or harm
What are reasonable risks? risks in which the likelihood of damaging you or someone else's safety or health is low
What are unreasonable risks? risks in which the likelihood that someone may get hurt now or in the future is high
What are cumulative risks? risks that may add up to a total that is greater than expected
What is precaution? a planned, preventative action taken before an event to increase the chances of a safe outcome
What are positive role models? people that you look up to who inspire you to work harder, look toward the future, and choose healthful behaviors
What are positive values? beliefs and standards of conduct that you find important
What is abstinence? voluntarily choosing not to do something
What are 6 positive values? honesty, integrity, courage, loyalty, hard work, family
Created by: edes