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What factors affect my health status?

There are many factors that affect your level of health.  They can be divided into different categories including behavioral, mental / emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and economic.  A few examples in each category are listed below:
o Behavioral: weight, smoking, alcohol/drug use, diet, activity level
o Mental / emotional: depression, grief, outlook
o Social: having strong personal relationships
o Spiritual: feeling a sense of purpose in life, potentially believing in a higher being
o Environmental: air pollution, exposure to toxins
o Economic: living conditions, oppression, etc.

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