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health ch. 1

Past and Present Health: up until the early 1900's, what was the leading cause of death in the U.S.? Infectious diseases (such as flu/pneumonia)
The 3 reasons why the leading cause of death has changed over the years? 1.medical advancements 2.better living conditions 3.a focus on preventive medicines that have helped bring them under control.
Today, why do most deaths occur? lifestyle diseases (diseases caused partly by unhealthy behaviors and partly because of other factors).
Anything that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other health problems. risk factor
2 types of risk factors are: controllable and uncontrollable
Number 1 leading cause of death for your age group is from: motor vehicle accidents
Number 1 leading cause of death for 19-65 year olds is: cancer
The state of well being in which all 6 components of health are in balance: health
Six components of health: physical, emotional, social, mental, spiritual, environmental.
The achievement of a person's best in all 6 components of health: (optimal health) wellness
Influences on your wellness hereditary, social, cultural, environmental.
focusing on this can help improve your health: attitude
4 ways society addresses health problems: medical advancements, technology, public policy, education.
The knowledge of health: health literacy
The practice of protecting and improving the health of people in the community: public health
A message created to educate people about an issue: public service announcement(PSA)
Number 1 leading cause of premature death in the U.S.: tobacco
The values/beliefs/practices shared by people of a common background: culture
Second leading cause of premature death in the U.S.: inadequate diet
Strong belief or ideal: value
4th leading cause of premature death in the U.S.: alcohol/ other drug use/abuse
Major cause of death for adults over 65: heart disease
One who speaks/argues in favor of something: advocate
3rd leading cause of premature death in the U.S.: physical inactivity
6th leading cause of premature death in the U.S.: sexual behaviors that lead to HIV/AIDS/other STDs
Not taking part in physical activities on a regular basis: sedentary
Created by: mikalice