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THE DYNAMICS OF Social Factors INFLUENCING Physical T here are many factors that account for a person’s well-being. One of the factors among these can be a person’s genes or his/her biology. The second factor is the i n d i v i d u a l’s b e h av i o r. T h i s behavior includes whether a person smokes or not, his/her eating habits, and exercise routine. There is a common misconception amongst people that their health is a result of their genes, their visit to the physicians, and their behavior. But it’s not just how they live or healthy they are, the social and physical environment can have a huge impact on the health too. 38 | December 2018