Healthy living definitions

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Malnourished
Not having enough of 1 or more of the seven components of a healthy diet.
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Metabolic rate
The speed at which your metabolism works.
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Overweight
Above the weight considered to be healthy.
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Underweight
Below the weight considered to be healthy.
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Obese
Your weight is more than overweight.(At least 20% more than a healthy BMI.)
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Infectious diseases
A disease that can be spread to other people.
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Microorganism
An organism that can only be seen with a microscope.
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Pathogens
Anything that can cause a disease.
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Viruses
An infectious organism that multiples inside of a cell.
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Bacteria
Small microorganisms that can be found anywhere. Some are good, some are bad.
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Immune system
The organs and the system they follow to protect our bodies from infection.
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Antibiotics
A medicine/drug that kills microorganisms or stops them from multiplying.
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Epidemic
The fast spread of an infectious disease.
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Pandemic
The fast spread of an infectious disease on a bigger scale e.g across continents or globally.
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Immunisation
The process after a vaccination in which the body protects itself from a disease by producing antibodies.
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Vaccination
The process of putting a harmless or dead pathogen into a persons body.
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The speed at which your metabolism works.

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Metabolic rate

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Above the weight considered to be healthy.

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Below the weight considered to be healthy.

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Your weight is more than overweight.(At least 20% more than a healthy BMI.)

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