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Glossary of Health Vocab Chapter 1

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well-being of your body, mind, and relationships with other people
Health
the degree of overall satisfaction that a person gets from life
Quality of Life
the combination of physical, mental, and social health
Wellness
a result that a person aims for and works hard to reach
Goal
a gradual progression through many stages between one extreme and another
Continuum
a model that illustrates the full range of health between the extremes of illness and wellness
Illness-Wellness Continuum
any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other negative outcome
Risk Factor
all the traits that are passed biologically from parent to child
Heredity
any physical or mental impairment that limits or reduces a person’s ability to participate in normal activities
Disability
all of the physical and social conditions surrounding a person and the influences they have on that person
Environment
the beliefs and patterns of behavior that are shared by a group of people and passed from generation to generation
Culture
the practice of healthy behaviors that keep a person free of disease and other problems
Prevention
the standards and beliefs that are most important to you
Values
a pattern of behavior that has become automatic and is hard to change
Habit
describes a person’s ability to gather and understand health information and then use that information to improve his or her health
Health Literacy

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