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Health

Combo of a persons physical, mental, social and emotional well being

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Physical health

Describes the way your body parts and body systems work together

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Mental/emotional health

Describes ability to cope with mental challenges of daily living

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Social Health

Make and keep friends

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Active listening

Focuses on understanding both the content of the message and the emotions underlying the message

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Spiritual Health

Holistic view of health that includes all aspects of living

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Self actualization

Understanding/ developing a purpose for ones own existence

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Health Literacy

Capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health

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Health triangle

Symbol designed to show how 3 elements are interconnected

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Health continuum

Spectrum that measures your levels of wellness

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Lifestyle factors

Personal behaviors and habits that relate to the way a person lives

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Prevention

Practicing healthy habits to keep a person well and free from disease

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Heredity

Traits, properties, passed biologically from both parents

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Physical traits

Hair, eye color, height and weight

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Intellectual traits

Emotional tendencies, manner I'm which you think through problems

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Environment

Sum total of your surroundings

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Physical environment

Physical surroundings that affect your health

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Social environment

People who you come into daily contact with

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Peers

People the same age as you who show a similar range of interests

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Culture

Collective beliefs, customs, behaviors of a specific group

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Behavior

Helps determine how much your heredity & environment affect your health

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Abstinence

Voluntarily choosing not to participate in a behavior

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Risk factors

Actions/behaviors that represent potential health threat

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Cumulative risks

Risks increase gradually

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Sedentary lifestyle

Way of life that requires little movement or exercise

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BMI

Shows target range of where your weight should be

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Body composition

Ratio of body fat to lean body tissue

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Obesity

Having more body fat than lean muscle tissue

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Metabolism

Process by which your body gets energy from food

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Resting heart rate

# of times your heart beats in 1 min. when not active

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Aerobic exercise

Any type of exercise that uses oxygen to produce energy

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Anaerobic exercises

Quick burst of energy muscles work hard enough where they don't produce oxygen, quick activities such as sprinting

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Lactic Acid

Causes cramps while doing anaerobic exercises which causes you to not be able to do these for long periods of time

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Anabolic steroids

Synthetic drugs created from hormone testosterone