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Lesson 2 Notes - What affects your health? - MAIN IDEA: Heredity, environment, attitude, behavior, media, and technology can all influence your health. - The most important influence on your health is your own behavior. No one but you has the power to make healthy decisions and take actions that will promote your well-being. - Factors can play a role in your health and the choices you make about it, like: heredity, environment, attitude, media, and technology. - Heredity can affect your life in many ways. For example, LaToya inherited her black hair, brown eyes, and tall body type from her parents. She also inherited genes that put her at risk for diabetes, a serious disorder that prevents the body from converting food into energy. By watching her parents, LaToya has learned to eat healthfully, maintain a normal weight, get adequate rest, and stay active. It's important to understand the ways heredity influences your health. - Physical Environment: Your environment also includes the people you see every day and the culture
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