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The set of habits and customs that is influenced by the life-long process of socialization, including social use of substances such as alcohol and tobacco, dietary habits, and exercise, all of which have important implications for health.
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The constellation of habitual activities unique to a person, which lend consistency to activities, behaviour, manners of coping, motivation, and thought processes, and define the way in which he/she lives; lifestyle activities include diet, level of physical activity, substance abuse, social and personal interactions
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Habits and customs influenced by the lifelong process of socialization, including social use of alcohol and tobacco, dietary habits, and exercise, all of which have important implications for health.
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Set of habits and customs influenced by life-long process of socialization, including social use of substances such as alcohol and tobacco, and exercise.
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Q. My friends’ life style has been affected by bipolar disorder. My friends’ life style has been affected by bipolar disorder. Is that true that a lifestyle affect by bipolar?

A. When you are diagnosed and being treated for Bipolar disorder your lifestyle will change rather drastically. In order to stay healthy a person with bipolar disorder must refrain from drinking and doing drugs they must also get plenty of sleep and rest. These changes can be difficult for some friends but you also have to look at the alternatives. Be patient with your friend and find things you can do together that takes your friends health into consideration.

Q. what are the best diet that i can use in my every day life style should I eat less or some of the day or what

A. when you get hungry,try small snacks,like fruit or yogart,stay away from junk food,start walking like at your lunch break,when you get home,when ever you get a chance just be more activego for a jog.

Q. How long will our leaders continue sanction this clearly immoral lifestyle? I did research on hetro-sexual lifestyle and found many interesting facts. I do not approve that and we all know the HERETO-sexual lifestyle leads to alcoholism, drug addiction, STDs including AIDS, fatherless children, poverty and spousal abuse. How long will our leaders continue to sanction this clearly immoral lifestyle? I am getting sick on this and I think our future generations would suffer a lot. I have been doing this for quite a while but I think it is time for me to garner some feedback on the issue. Well if you people in this forum have some social responsibilities please share your views.

A. wow-wow-i did not no people like this existed,this is deep?...there has to be a problem here with the way you were brought up,as a child....i would really suggest that you get some help...bad things and good things happen to all of us....hetero-people...what happens if you take away the heterosexuals?.....human beings are not perfect,we all make in the united state-we have problems,but if we work together(help each other)things will start to change---a hand full of bad people,can make us all look bad.the news companys make it seem worst than it really one time in our history(usa)one set of people kept another set of people in slavery(the southern state)for 300yrs....when the northern states got rid of people were pushed a side,we were hanged on trees...we were shot...our churches were burned down...our woman were raped...we couldnt vote...and we couldnt get jobs...and also our leaders were killed..for wanting to change things----people who look d

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"Globally taken, these results suggest that the reported protective effect of moderate alcohol intake on physical performance may be only apparent, because life-style related characteristics seem to be the real determinant of the reported association, suggesting caution in attributing a direct benefit of moderate alcohol intake on functional ability," said Maraldi.
Values and life-styles that most people consider abhorrent or objectionable are portrayed as the norm in many of today's popular TV shows and news programs.
Robert Greenleaf Umsteattd, a retired anesthesiologist, says "preparing for retirement means being emotionally and spiritually ready to let go of one life-style and to create another."
Adjusting for nonsmoking life-style, consumption of vitamin C -- another antioxidant -- and other factors thought to lower the risk of heart disease, diminished vitamin E's protective effect very little.
Barnard graduate turned stockbroker turned House Beautiful editor turned caterer turned life-style empress: Martha Stewart manages an empire that includes books, videos, her own magazine (Martha Stewart Living), and a highly lucrative contract with K-Mart to put her personal stamp on mass-produced housewares and linens.
The survey's life-style factor included prevalence of smoking, motor vehicle deaths, violent crime, heart disease risk, and percentage of high school graduates (due to the link between education level and general health).
They too could have a life-style like hers, she said, and persuaded friends and others to part with large sums of money for her to invest on their behalf.
The dog-size creature walked upright and had a mouthful of curved, serrated teeth -- the signature of a carnivorous life-style.
In addition to falling rental rates and increases in landlord concessions to tenants, New Jersey offers commercial and industrial firms something they can't get in the "Big Apple" across the river, namely, an attractive life-style with intangible values along with low rental rates plus big concessions.
A five-year study of 15,000 Control Data Corporation employees showed that workers with the unhealthiest life-style habits had the highest medical bills.
Humanists keep company with the religious right if, like Reace, they agree that children must be discouraged from accepting homosexuality "as an acceptable life-style." Speaking for myself, I do not, in fact, have a "life-style" I have a life.
This evidence suggested that Pakicetus had an amphibious life-style.