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Key Concepts: Chapters One and Two Chapter One 1. According to the World Health Organization, Health is: " A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." 2. Holistic Health and wellness are two concepts that expand the definition of health.

3. Wellness emphasizes a person's potential to be healthy in light of disabilities or limitations.

4. An individual who can obtain, interpret, and understand health information and services and who possesses the competence to use information and services is considered health literate.

5. Health skills are abilities that can help you achieve good health. They include motor skills, intellectual skills, emotional skills and social skills.

6. Health behaviors are actions related to the promotion or maintenance of good health. They include preventive behavior, illness behavior, and sick-role behavior.

7. Your health style is best described as the sum of your personal health decisions, both those that affect you and those that affect others and your community.

8. Health attitudes are behavioral intentions concerning personal health.

9. Health beliefs, whether factual or mythical, influence individual's health style.

10. The best strategy for a healthy future is prevention "“ making health-promoting decisions that reduce your risk for acquiring disease or sustaining injury.

Chapter Two 1. A health assessment is an analysis of a broad range of measures affecting an individual's health. Because a health assessment is a measure only taken at one point in time, it is necessary to assess your health and your health risks continually throughout your life.

2. Epidemiology is the study of epidemics and the distribution of disease in a population.

3. With data on incidence, prevalence, morbidity, motality, and life expectancy, researchers can study factors that contribute to people getting sick and dying and how those...