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• Lifestyle – the way you live. It includes behaviour such as nutrition (eating, drinking, supplements), physical activity, sleep , stress • Physical activity – any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure. Includes active transportation, house chores, and recreational activities. • Exercise – subcategory of physical activity that is planned, structured and purposeful in the sense that the improvement or maintenance of components of physical fitness is the objective. • Incidental physical activity – unstructured activity taken during the day, such as walking for transport, housework and the performance of activities of daily living. • Physical fitness – the ability to perform muscular work satisfactorily under specified conditions - Heath-related fitness: heart and lung function, skeletal muscle and associated (joint) function, body composition - Skill-related fitness: co-ordination, balance, agility • Health – a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. • Public health – all organized measures to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life among the population as a whole. • Individual level health – more focus on treatment. Primary care = Australia’s health system that people use most, it is the first point of health care eg: GP. After primary = hospitals • Lifestyle disease – chronic disease (non-communicable disease NCD). - These disease do not resolve spontaneously and are not cured completely, have multiple risk factors. - NCDs causes morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) and social costs (lost work days) - Influenced by physical activity behaviors and associated body weight. In other words, physical inactivity is a risk factor for many NCDS - Examples: coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, depression, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis. - Opposite is infectious (communicable disease) eg: influenza • Risk Factor – attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease/injury.
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