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Week 3 - Health


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allergy
a medical condition that causes someone to become sick after eating, touching, or breathing something that is harmless to most people
anxiety
fear or nervousness about what might happen
appetite
desire to eat
asset
a valuable person or thing
benefit
a good or helpful result or effect
cravings
a strong desire for something
diagnosis
the act of identifying a disease, illness, or problem by examining someone or something
dietician
a person whose job it is to give advice about what to eat in order to be healthy
disease
an illness that affects a person, animal, or plant
factor
something that helps produce or influence a result
heart attack
a sudden painful and dangerous condition in which your heart stops beating properly
infection
a disease caused by germs entering the body
ingredients
the things used in creating something, e.g. the ingredients of a meal
insomnia
a state in which you cannot sleep even when you want to
intake
the amount of something that is taken into your body
junk food
food that is cheap and high in fat, salt or sugar, but very low in nutrients
muscle
a body tissue that contract and produce movement
nutrient
a substance that plants, animals, and people need to live and grow
nutrition
the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy
obesity
very fat; fat in a way that is unhealthy
onset
the beginning of something
portion
the amount of food someone is served at one time
risk
the possibility that’s omething bad or unpleasant will happen
serving
an amount of food or drink that is enough for one person
stroke
a serious illness caused when a blood vessel to your brain suddenly breaks or is blocked
treatment
something that deals with a disease, injury etc.
therapy
the treatment of physical or mental illness
acute
very serious or dangerous
allergic
of or relating to an allergy; having an allergy
alternate
occurring in or forming a particular series
brisk
quick
chronic
continuing or occurring again and again for a long time
harmful
causing or capable of causing damage or harm
infectious
capable of causing infection
moderate
average in size, amount or severity
obese
very fat
overweight
weighing more than the normal or expected amount; too heavy
regular
happening over and over again at the same time or in the same way
vital
extremely important; crucial
avoid
to stay away from
counteract
act against something
curb
limit
cure
something (such as a drug or medical treatment) that stops a disease and makes someone healthy again
diminish
to become or cause something to become less in size, importance, etc.
disrupt
to cause something to be unable to continue in the normal way: to interrupt the normal progress or activity of something
eliminate
to remove; to get rid of something
maintain
to continue having or doing something
overeat
to eat too much
prevent
to stop something from happening or existing
recover
to become healthy after an illness or injury
reduce
to make something smaller in size, number, amount etc.
skip
to not do something (that is usual or expected)
stimulate
to make something more active
trigger
to cause something to happen