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A characteristically different way of living which may be an individual variant within the cultural main stream or may be an individual expression of a subculture. "Life styles" are generally expressed through the means of economic sustenance, dwelling site and type, types of group associations, and social practices such as family form, religious practices, sexual mores, and style of dress, type of diet, etc. The "life style" which is most common for a given culture is sometimes referred to as the "mainstream life style" and those which are uncommon (culturally unusual, atypical) as "alternative (or subculture) life styles".
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Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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life style
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sedentary lifestyle
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alcohol abuse
drug abuse
eating habits
health behavior
human behavior
physical activity
risk behavior
sexual behavior
smoking (habit)
social environment
estilo de vida
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