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Promoting Good Health and The effects of ill health on the quality of an individuals life

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Promoting Good Health Physical Health is a mixture of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-being. Physical health includes total care of your body- fitness, cleanliness, and proper diet. Physical Health * Be active together * Plan unusual outings * Don't let bad weather stop you * Invest in basic facility, equipment or gear * Practice the idea of nutrient concentration * Provide education and validation Mental/Emotional health includes liking and accepting self, expressing emotions in a healthy manner, facing life's problems, and dealing with pressure or stress in a positive way. Emotional Health * Work through your own issues * make use of outside resources if needed * Introduce a variety of coping techniques * Take advantage of activities that promote inspect and growth Social health involves getting along with others, making and keeping friends, and working and getting along in a group. Social Health * Look for ways to become involved in the community * Discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships * Find or create a supportive environment We all should try to keep our health balance. This will bring us wellness- an overall state of well-being. Cognitive Health * Become involved in academic activities * Create informal learning moments * Plan educational outings * Encourage problem-solving Spiritual Health * Be open-minded * Plan outings that interact with nature * Search for organizations that are the right fit for you * Introduce concept of meditation Conclusion of questionnaire For me health is Column 1 Column 2 Enjoying being with my family and friends 0 7 Living a long life 0 5 Feeling happy most of the time 0 6 Being able to run (e.g. for a bus ) when I need to without getting out of breathe 1 1 Having a job 0 1 Being able to make decisions easily 0 0 Not having to take medicines or tablets 2 1 Being the right weight for my height 1 4 Doing a lot of sports 0 3 Feeling calm 0 3 Not smoking 2 ...read more.

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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. Activity 2 (A01) The biomedical model of health looks at individual physical functioning and describes bad health and illness as the presence of disease and symptoms of illness as a result of physical causes such as injury or infections. It does not take into account social and emotional factors. It is dominated by considerations of genetically determined disease and biological status, and weakness or conflict to shock and disease. The social model of health looks at how society and our environment affect our everyday health and well-being, and includes factors such as social class, occupation, education, income and poverty, poor housing, poor diet, and pollution. The focus of these models is principally to explain why health inequalities exist and persist. The key cultural explanation places emphasis upon diseases (i.e. personal/individual) consequences of behaviour such as poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, drug addiction, sexual practices or lack of exercise. On this argument, variation in health will be reduced when people make healthier personal behavioural decisions. The health selection explanation argues that people in ill health will certainly fall to the bottom of society and that therefore difference is predictable and will persist. People in this group are also least likely to change unhealthy lifestyles. The structural explanation sees factors outside the individual's control affecting life and health chances. ...read more.

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In addition the life expectancy will be higher than a person who does not eat any fruits or vegetables, so eating fruits and vegetables is really good. One other thing that is really good is that fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals which are really good for the body. A person that will eat fruit and vegetables will also have good quality of life so the healthier you are the better with exercise leading the pack in ability to improve quality of life. Increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. It has been estimated that eating at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day could reduce the risk of deaths from chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer by up to 20%. Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables also reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Eating 5 a day that each increase of 1 portion of fruit and vegetables a day lowered the risk of coronary heart disease by 4% and the risk of stroke by 6%. Evidence also suggests an increase in fruit and vegetable intake can help lower blood pressure. Many schools believe that eating healthier food increases school performances and reduces the risk of obesity. Having obesity would mean poor quality life as much of the daily needs are difficult to maintain. For example if a person is obese this could result in them finding it difficult to run and would get out of breath easily. Advertising the five a day campaign would encourage people to eat more. It is both personal and parental responsibility to eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. TV advertisements on children's programs would help children eat more fruit and vegetables, also the children would persuade there parents when they go shopping to buy fruit and vegetables. Also businesses can give cheaper offers like buy one get one free on fruit and vegetables so then people would be able to buy two for the price of one. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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