Wellness – optimal health and vitality, encompassing all the dimensions of well-being
Risk Factor – a condition that increases ones chances of disease or injury
Infectious Disease – a disease that can spread from person to person; caused by microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses
Chronic Disease – a disease that develops and continues over a long period of time, such as heart disease or cancer
Lifestyle Choice – a conscious behaviour that increase or decrease a person’s risk of disease or injury; such behaviours include smoking, exercising, eating a healthy diet, etc.
Sex – the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and woman
Gender – the roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women