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Analysis of One Individual's Health and Wellbeing

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Introduction

´╗┐Health and Social Care Unit 3 Coursework Contents Page: Page Number: Introduction???????????????????????????????3 Questionnaire??????????????????????????????.4 Client Profile??????????????????????????????...7 Positive factors in her life??????????????.........?????????.9 What this plan will achieve???....................?????????????????9 Main health needs (PIES) ????????..?????????????????10 Task 1: Introduction: Health and well-being is the condition of a person?s body and mind and also having a good health and with happiness and feeling comfort. ?Health? comes from an old English word meaning wholeness, and the term includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social wellbeing. Health and wellbeing and should mean that a person feels positively well and not just free of illness or disease. Positive mental health and wellbeing is essential for good health. Definition of health and well-being: Health: Health is the balance between your physical, mental and social well-beings: the condition of a person?s body or mind. Well-Being: state of being well, happy and prosperous; health or happiness. A context and situation dependant state, comprising basic material for a good life; freedom and choice, health and bodily well-being, good social relations, security, peace of mind, and spiritual experience. Well-being also refers to a person?s sense of positive feeling about their life situation and health, both physical and mental. There are 3 ways of describing health: Positive, Negative and Holistic Definition of health and well-being Negative Definition: ?The absence of physical illness, disease and mental distress.? Many people think about health only when they are thinking about illness or health problems. This means that they might give a negative definition of health, such as ?not being ill? or ?being free of pain.? This is also the medical definition of health. Positive definition: ?the achievement and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability.? Some people may think more positively of health as fitness and well-being. They may associate health with moods and feelings, and a sense of balance. Holistic Definition: Health and well-being are result of a combination of physical, social, intellectual and emotional factors.? 1) ...read more.

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Eating the right balance of foods from the main food groups is the base of day-to-day wellbeing. There are seven main food groups: 1. Carbohydrates: these are fuel for your body. Active and growing people need a lot of carbohydrates. 2. Protein: proteins are vital for growth and repair of damaged areas or cells. 3. Fats: this acts as a store of energy, which you use if your body runs out of carbohydrates. 4. Fibre (roughage): these gives your digestive system an internal work out keeping fit, healthy and working. 5. Minerals: these are needed to have healthy bones/teeth, blood and nerves 6. Vitamins: these are only needed in small amount; they keep many vital processes happening. 7. Water: about 75% of your body is water and all chemical reactions (i.e. digestive system), take place in water. Therefore drinking water is really important as if you don?t drink enough it end up in dehydration. You have to eat a balanced diet. You shouldn?t eat too much of one type of nutrient and not have a balanced diet. If you eat healthy foods, you have less chance of getting illnesses such as diabetes and obesity. Good and healthy foods are good for your own health http://www2.sainsburys.co.uk/NR/rdonlyres/898DC0FA-123A-460F-9430-AC39375D975C/0/Eatwell_plate08_300x300.jpg Francine?s diet is not suitable to be healthy as she needs to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables, this will have affect her positively as it reduces the chances of disease later in life. She needs to have the 7 type of nutrition in her diet to be fit and healthy but Francine eats too much of fatty food and forgets about eating healthy foods. The good thing is that Francine always eats breakfast before going work or anywhere, she always prepares food for Jaymin. Eating breakfast is as important as eating lunch and dinner; breakfast gives you gives you the energy that you need for the whole day. ...read more.

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Helping to quit her smoking: The most successful method to smoke smoking so far is known to Hypnotherapy. So to stop her smoking I am going to try this method on her. What is hypnotherapy? The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses. How does hypnosis work? When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In some forms of hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones. During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist's suggestion may help convince you that you will not like the taste of cigarettes in the future. Some people respond better to hypnotic suggestion than others. There are several stages of hypnosis: 1. Reframing the problem 2. Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist) 3. Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts) 4. Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist's suggestions) 5. Returning to usual awareness 6. Reflecting on the experience http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/hypnotherapy-000353. ...read more.

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