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Promoting health and well-being Health and well being can mean different things to different people. Health and well being can be described in different ways like: The achievements and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and well-being. The absence of physical illness and disease and mental distress is a negative definition of health and well-being. The holistic definition of health and well-being is the combination of Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social health. I think health and well-being means being able to run a mile because if you can't run a mile you are not healthy. You might not exercise regularly so you are not healthy. I think hardly ever going to the doctor means that you are not healthy because you don't now if you have any diseases and you don't know if you are ill so you have to go to the doctor. I think to be healthy you will need to have a good figure, need to go to the doctors regularly and doing exercise regularly. Physical needs are all about our body working. Everyone's body is unique and we need all our cells to work because we need to do certain things at certain at time like going to the gym regularly. There are certain physical needs every one needs like food, water, shelter, warmth, clothing, rest. If we didn't have theses things our body wouldn't work the way want it to work. Intellectual needs are the things that keep our brain working like education, mental stimulation and employment. If our minds or brain does not work regularly, this will affect our health. A disabled person will have a problem on learning new things. Emotional needs are all about people being loved, respected and secure. People need to feel, recognise and express their different emotions to cope with situation in their life like: when you fall in love and then get married, you find out that your partner is having an affair, you need to be able to get over it. ...read more.


She smokes because all her mates smoke. She thinks it is cool smoking so she doesn't go to her local doctor for check ups. She hasn't been there for 7 years. She thinks she is healthy because she is skinny and she is good looking. This two are examples of negative health and well-being. The standard definition of positive health and well-being is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This means if someone is not feeling well he or she goes to the doctor and also has regular check-ups to ensure the body stays healthy. For example: Tom aged 30, works in hospital. He thinks he is healthy because he goes to the gym every day for 3 hours. He likes weight lifting because it makes his muscles bigger. He isn't on medication and goes to doctors regularly for a range of checkups. He doesn't take drugs. Tom has no illness. He also has a healthy diet and goes out often with his friends. Clair aged 15 thinks she is health because she runs a mile every day and goes to the gym regularly. She likes taking gymnastic classes. She goes to a private school called Challenge College. In school she has joined many after school clubs like chess club, basketball and others. She goes to her GP regularly and she doesn't have any dieses. Theses two are examples of positive health and well-being. Here is the 1948 definition of health and well-being: The World Health Organisation takes a more positive view when it describes health as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of dieses of infirmity' (WHO, 1946) Here is the recent definition of health and well-being: The more up to date world health organisation definition of health is "the extent to which an individual or group is able, on the one hand, to realise aspirations and satisfy needs and, on the other hand, to change or cope with the environment. ...read more.


Sikh's men used to ware white turbans to hide their hair and they are not allowed to cut their hair because of their religion. Now Sikh's were colourful turbans and some cut their hair. This is breaking their religion. Britain is a multicultural country. This means people from all around the world live here. There are people that speak different languages like Bengali, English, Pakistani and other languages. In Britain people eat different types of food. Christians eat food like meat (pig, ham and others). Muslim are not allowed to eat any meat. They have to eat things that are hallal. People in Britain live by many rules. In the past there were many types of doctors like: quack doctors were doctors who earned their living by selling dubious remedies to the public. Some of these remedies did not work and made people ill. We sometimes use these remedies today. Black witches were people who tried to kill people. They tried to curse people by doing black magic. These people told other people that they were doctors and they can cure people. They even tried to do black magic. White witches were people who helped other people by trying to save lives. Doctors in the 21st century try to save lives, cure people. In the past Egyptian wore make-ups. Men, women and children of all ages and classes wore makeup. Eye paint was made from green malachite. They were ground into a powder and mixed with oil to make eye colour. At one time, there wasn't toothpaste. People were just as interested in white teeth as they are today. They got salt and mixed it with baking soda. Then they brushed their teeth to make it whiter. Now people use toothpaste to brush their teeth. In the past evil spirits were eradicated (get rid off). People dug hole into someone's head and then evil spirits were let out. This was called trepanning. We do not do this anymore because the person will die but we do go to a therapist. ?? ?? ?? ?? Muhammed Junayed Mizan ...read more.

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