Health and wellness. (Practice)

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Cancer and diabetes are two common hereditary diseases…
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True.
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Discuss the importance of your peer group with regard for striving toward wellness…
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We tend to make choices that are similar to those made by the people with whom we spend the most time. If your peer group values and strives for wellness, then you are likely to do the same. Conversely, if your peers have poor wellness, then you may also suffer.
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Two components of your environment that can affect your wellness are peer influence and role models…
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True.
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Describe the major differences between a person with good wellness and one heading toward premature death…
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People with wellness have maintained balance between the six dimensions of health over a long period of time. Everyone has their ups and downs in various parts of their lives, but striving to improve the six dimensions of health at all times is the sign of a person with wellness. On the other hand, when the six dimensions of health are not properly maintained, premature death is often the result.
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Compare and contrast mental health and emotional health…
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Mental illness is related to a person’s ability to deal with the demands of daily life. We all face ups and downs; coping with these fluctuations is a measure of our mental health. Emotional health refers to one’s ability to express feelings in an appropriate manner. Emotions are part of being human, but an inability to express them can lead to difficulties in life.
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Explain how poor physical health may affect your social health…
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Poor physical health can result in an unhealthy body composition, which in turn, may lower your self-esteem. A low self-esteem makes it more difficult to create healthy social bonds. Poor physical health may also make it more difficult to participate in many social activities.
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Which of these factors does NOT significantly affect our wellness?
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Number of siblings.
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Physical health refers to the degree of functionality of a person’s body…
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True.
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Identify the characteristics of a physically healthy person…
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A physically healthy person eats healthy food, exercises regularly, avoids harmful habits, prevents injuries, and gets adequate rest each day.
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Explain how hereditary diseases are passed from one generation to another…
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Hereditary diseases are passed from one generation to the next through the human structure called DNA. Children have very similar gene structures to their parents, so traits, appearance, and diseases are often passed from patents to children.

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