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Health
the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
Prevention
practicing health and safety habits to remain free of injury or disease
Cummulative Risks
related risks that increase in effect with each added risk
Environment
the sum of your surroundings
Wellness
an overall state of well-being, or total health
Health Education
the providing of accurate health information to help people make healthy choices
Peers
people of the same age who share similar interests
Media
the various methods of communicating information
EX: RADIO, TV, FILM, NEWSPAPER
Risk Behaviors
actions that can potentially threaten your healthh or the health of others
Healthy People 2010
a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan disigned to serve as a guide for improving health of all people in the US
What is Health Literacy and why is it important?
Health literacy refers to the person's capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and uses these resources to promote his or her health wellness.
Life-style Factors:
>Getting 8-10 hours of sleep
>starting the day with a healthy breakfast
>eating a variety of nutritous foods
>being physically active 20 min a day
>maintaining a healthy weight
>abstinence
>avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
What are influences on your health?
environment, media, peers, heredity, culture, attitude, behavior