Module 1: Personal Fitness Vocabulary

Health

The combination of physical, metal/emotional, & social well-being. When in good health, you have energy to enjoy life and pursue your dreams.

Spiritual Health

a deep-seated sense of meaning and purpose in life

Wellness

An overall sense of meaning & purpose in life

Chronic disease

An ongoing condition or illness

Heredity

Refers to all traits theat were biologically passed on to you from your parents. Heredity can affect your life in many ways.

Environment

The sum of your surroundings. also includes the people you see every day and the culture in which you live in.

Peers

People of the same age who share similar interests.

Culture

The collective beliefs, customs, and behaviors of a group.

Media

various methods for communicating information

Technology

radio, television, and the internet

Risk behaviors

Actions that can potentially threaten your health of others

Infection

A condition that occurs when pathogens enter the body, multiply, and damage body cells

Cumulative risks

Related risks that increase in effect with each added risks

Prevention

Taking steps to keep something from happening or getting worse

Abstinence

A deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors, including sexual activity & use of drugs & alcohol

Lifestyle factors

The personal habits or behaviors related to the way a person lives.

Health education

providing accurate health information and health skills teaching to help people make healthy decisions

Healthy people

a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention plan designed to serve as a guide for improving the health of all people in the United States

health disparities

differences in health outcomes among groups

Health literacy

a person's capacity to learn about and understand basic health information and services, and to use these resources to promote one's health and wellness

Self-Directed

Able to make correct decisions about behavior when adults aren't present to enforce rules.