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Glossary of Health: Chapter 1

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What is Heredity?
All the traits that were biologically passed on to you from your parents
What is Wellness?
An overall state of well-being, or total health.
What is Culture?
The collective beliefs,customs, and behaviors of a group.
What is Risk Behaviors?
Actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others.
What is Prevention?
Practicing health and safety habits to remain free from disease and injury.
What is Media?
All forms of mass communication.
What does the wellness wheel (health triangle) look like? What is it?
It is divied in 3 groups; Physical,Mental/Emotional, and Social.


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Physical, mental, and social health.....how do these relate to wellness?
Physical: Exerices, Actitvity
Mental: Spirtual, Emotional
Social: Relationships, Family, Friends
What is Health Literacy?
A person's capacity to learn about and use health information and services
What is Abstinence?
Avoiding harmful behaviors

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