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A plan for promoting health and well being for a person who is at risk

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Health and Social Care Assignment. Introduction. In this assignment, I will produce a plan for promoting health and well being for a person who is at risk. I will include a number of measures of this person's current health, (e.g. peak flow, body mass index etc.) I will also outline the health risks and identify those over which the individual has control, and I will produce a health plan for the individual to follow, which contains targets for improvement along with timescales. The person that I will produce this plan for is called Hayley Newman. Hayley is a 19-year-old female. What follows are her PHYSICAL measurements. Height = 165cm (1.65m) Weight = 47kg Body Mass Index = 17.3: - height (m) ? weight (kg�) Peak Flow = 470 (dm�) AVERAGE. Resting Pulse = 96 (bpm) After 5 minutes exercise... Immediately = 192 (bpm) After 2 minutes = 120 (bpm) After 4 minutes = 100 (bpm) After 6 minutes = 100 (bpm) After 8 minutes = 96 (bpm) As well as her physical measurements, I will now also include information about the Intellectual, Emotional, and Social aspects of her life. ...read more.

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She would like to be able to spend more time with her friends going out. As well as this, she would also like to be able to have more time to engage in her personal pastimes. Sleep. A person of Hayley's age should be getting approximately 8 hours of sleep per night. On average Hayley has recently been getting between 6 and 7 hours per night. She tends not to sleep very well due to the stress that she experiences during the day. Average daily diet. Below is a list of the times that Hayley eats, and what she eats during the course of an average day. Aprox 9:30 am. Breakfast. Consists of, a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes cereal, a glass of orange juice, and a Kit-Kat. This means an intake of fibre, vitamin c, a small amount of calcium, and a small amount of fat. Aprox 11:00 am. Snack. A packet of prawn cocktail flavoured crisps. This means a small intake of carbohydrate and fat. Aprox 1:30 pm. Lunch. A chicken salad sandwich, a glass of orange juice, and a Kit-Kat. ...read more.

Conclusion

(A proper balanced diet is supposed to involve; 60% carbohydrate, 20%, (or less) fat, 20% protein. Vitamins, minerals and fibre should also be consumed in moderation). Water is also essential, and it is recommended to drink 3 litres per day. Not eating a balanced diet can result in deficiencies, anorexia, obesity etc. She has control over this risk. Hayley takes very little exercise, and therefore is fairly unfit. The dangers involved with being unfit are those such as, heart disease, lung problems, becoming over weight etc. She has control over this risk. Hayley is a smoker and has been for a few years. This is a risk over which she has control, and to which the dangers involved are as follows; lung cancer, heart disease, blood clots, strokes, and is responsible for the early deaths of over 100,000 people in the U.K every year. As Hayley lives in the centre of a small town that has a considerable amount of traffic passing through, air pollution is a risk to her health, over which she has no control. Having observed the information about Hayley's health risks, I am now going to put together a plan to improve her overall health and well being. ...read more.

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