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What is interpersonal communication?
the sharing of thoughts and feeling with other people
What is mind-body connection?
how your emotions affect your physical and overall health and how your overall health affects your emotions
What is physical health?
the condition of your body
What are refusal skills?
ways to say no effectively
What is environment?
all living and non-living things around you
Risk behaviors have consequences that can affect what?
your health and wellness
What are examples of risk behaviors?
smoking and not wearing a safety belt
If you feel strong and have lots of energy you probably have ( )?
good physical health
What are risk behaviors?
actions or choices that may harm you and/or others
What is a conflict?
a disagreement between people with opposing viewpoints, interests, or needs
What is advocacy?
taking action in support of a cause
What are conflict resolution skills?
the ability to end disagreements or keep them from becoming a larger conflict
What does your physical enivironment include?
your home, your school, air and water around you, and climate
What is stress managment?
means identifying sources of stress and learning how to handle them in ways that promote good mental/emotional health
What are two key self-managment skills?
practice healthful behaviors and stress managment
What are factors that affect your health?
heredity, environment, and choices you make
What is cultural background?
the beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people
What are examples of cultural background?
food, actvities, and holidays
What is mental health?
the ability to solve problems and handle the daily events of your life
What is a risk?
a chance that something harmful may happen to your health and wellness
What are four ways to say no effectively?
just say no, tell why not, offer other ideas, and promptly leave if you need to
What is evaluate?
determine the quality of the info
What are five factors that influence your decisions?
your values, beliefs, culture, the opinions of family members, and messages from the media
What are consequences?
the results of some action
What are four conflict-resolution tips?
let everyone calm down, everyone tells their side, ask questions, and think of creative ways to resolve the conflict
What is health?
a combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being
What is reliable?
means that the source is trustworthy and dependable
What is wellness?
a state of well-being or balanced health over a longer period of time
What is prevention?
taking steps to avoid something
What are four skills you can develop for building and maintaining relationships?
be open and friendly, supportive, encouraging, truthful and reliable, and following through with promises
What is cumulative risk?
how risks can build up
What are five characteristics of being mentally and emotionally healthy?
be positive and realistic, patient when learning something new, understand that everyone makes mistakes, take action to reach goals, and take responsibility for your actions
What is heredity?
the passing of traits from parent to their biological children
What does you social environment include?
family, friends, classmates, and neighbors
What is social health? What are two sign to good social health?
how you relate to people at home, school, and everywhere else in your world, strong friendships and warm family relationships
What is a factor?
something that contributes to a result
What are the sides of the health triangle?
physical, mental/emotional, and social
What are four factors that affect the way we communitcate with other that can prevent misunderstanding?
words you choose, how you say them, facial expression, and posture
What are the basic units of heredity?
genes
What eight activities contribute to your physical health?
sleep, activity, brushing teeth, well-balanced diet, safety belt, check-ups, protective gear, and hygiene
What can genes determine?
hair and eye color, some increase risk of developing certain diseases
What is emotional health?
feelings such as happiness, sadness, and anger
What is an example of a short-term risk? Long term?
riding bike without a helmet, snacking on high fat food
How can you prevent something?
plan ahead, think about consequences, resist negative pressure, stay away from risk factors, and know your limits
What is stress?
the body's response to real or imagined dangers and other life events
What is abstinence?
the consious, active choice not to participate in high-risk behavior
What are three ways to determine whether info is reliable?
find out about the person/org providing the info, find someone that disagrees with the info, and look at it from a scientific view

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