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Glossary of Health vocab 2

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health
combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
wellness
an overall state of well-being, or total health
prevention
practicing health and safety habits to remain free of disease and injury
health education
providing of accurate health information to help people make healthy choices
healthy people 2010
a nationwaide health promotion and disease prevention
health literacy
refers to a person's ability to learn and understand information and services to promote health and wellness
heredity
refers to the biological traits and characteristics passed to you from your parents
culture
refers to the collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group
attitude
our viewpoint towards something
behavior
a set of actions we take or do
media
the various methods of communicating information
technology
the ways in which we have improved our overall health
risk behaviors
actions that can potentially threaten your health or the health of others
cumulative risks
risks that increase in effect with each added risk
abstinence
avoiding harmful behaviors

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