Health Vocab 2/6/13

  1. lifestyle disease
    a disease caused partly by unhealthy behaviors and partly by other factors
  2. risk factor
    anything that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or other health problems
  3. sedentary
    not taking part in physical activity on a regular basis
  4. health
    the state of well-being in which all of the components of health are in balance
  5. value
    a strong belief or ideal
  6. wellness
    the achievement of a person's best in all six components of health
  7. health literacy
    knowledge of health information needed to make good choices about your health
  8. public health
    the practice of protecting and improving the health of people in a community
  9. advocate
    to speak or argue in favor of something
  10. public service announcement
    a message created to educate people about an issue
  11. life skill
    a tool for building a healthy life
  12. coping
    dealing with problems and troubles in an effective way
  13. consumer
    a person who buys products or services
  14. media
    all public forms of communication, such as TV, radio, newspaper, the Internet, and advertisements
  15. resource
    something that you can use to help achieve a goal
  16. consequence
    a result of your actions and decisions
  17. collaborate
    to work together with one or more people
  18. peer pressure
    a feeling that you should do something because that is what your friends want
  19. direct pressure
    the pressure that results from someone who tries to convince you to do something you normally wouldn't do
  20. indirect pressure
    the pressure that results from being swayed to do something because people you look up to are doing it
  21. refusal skill
    a strategy to avoid doing something you don't want to do
  22. goal
    something that you work toward and hope to achieve
  23. action plan
    a set of directions that will help you reach your goal
Card Set
Health Vocab 2/6/13
Flashcards for Health Education test on 6 February 2013.