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habit

 [hab´it]
1. an action that has become automatic or characteristic by repetition.
2. predisposition; bodily temperament.

hab·it

(hab'it),
1. An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same activity.
See also: addiction.
2. A basic variable in the study of conditioning and learning used to designate a new response learned either by association or by being followed by a reward or reinforced event.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

habit

(hăb′ĭt)
n.
a. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition: made a habit of going to bed early.
b. An established disposition of the mind or character: a pessimistic habit.
c. Customary manner or practice: an early riser by habit.
d. An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.

habit

Vox populi A practice routinely or regularly performed by a person. See Bad habit, Good habit, Oral parafunctional habit.

hab·it

(hab'it)
1. An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same act.
See also: addiction
2. A basic variable in the study of conditioning and learning used to designate a new response learned either by association or by being followed by a reward or reinforced event.
See: conditioning, learning
3. An autonomic behavior integrated into a more complex pattern to function on a daily basis.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

habit

A predictable sequence of reactions to common stimuli or behaviour occurring in particular contexts. Habits are conditioned, are often performed automatically and unconsciously, and avoid the need for decision-making.

habit

the general appearance and form of branching in plants. For example, dandelions can have an erect or prostrate habit, depending on location. See PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY.

Habit

Referring to the particular set of physical and mental tensions present in any individual.
Mentioned in: Alexander Technique

hab·it

(hab'it)
An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same activity.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

Patient discussion about habit

Q. Alcoholism becomes a habit in person? How does alcoholism becomes a habit in person?

A. If you think about alcohol all the time and you need it to feel good then it's a problem. If it's just a rare but pleasant action then there is no big disaster.
It may be a problem if the alcohol being the cause of depending (physical or corporial it is not just the same!)

Q. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I got many advices to stay away from hard drugs. What's the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' drugs?

A. No difference

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

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City fan John Beaufoy, 60, who quit using Kick the Habit, said: "I was able to gradually kick the habit from smoking between 20-30 cigarettes a day to zero.
Ian, who is being sponsored by family and friends in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "I want to give up smoking for myself and my family and this time I'm hoping with the support of my colleagues and the added incentive of helping a good cause I will be able to kick the habit for good."
The team will be on hand to give advice and information to anyone wishing to kick the habit.
BIOTECH group Xenova cheered investors with news that trials on a vaccine to help cocaine addicts kick the habit had reached a new level.
Paul Hooper, the lead figure in the West Midlands Regional Tobacco campaign to help people kick the habit, said: 'It's great news that so many more people than we expected kicked the habit last year and by doing so dramatically increased their life expectancy.
SMOKERS who want to kick the habit can triple their chances of quitting by sucking a lozenge, scientists have claimed.
TWO million Britons will try to stop smoking from tomorrow - January 1 - and more are expected to kick the habit than ever before.
People who kick the habit seem to continue adding to the arterial damage they incurred while smoking.
The religious festival is seen as a great opportunity for Muslims to kick the habit for good and remain smoke-free afterwards.
STOP Smoking Services will be at North East supermarkets today to give advice to people who want to kick the habit.
Michael Stadden, 36, had been a drug user since childhood and, despite being able to come off the drug during various periods in jail, he had never been able to kick the habit on the outside.
But those who kick the habit are much more likely to improve their oral hygiene.