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Health revision notes. Nutrition, Health and Development

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GCSE Health and Social Care

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Health and Human Development

Unit 3

Nutrition Health and Development

Area of Study 1: Understanding Australia's Health

* Measurement of Health Status:

What is health? Health is a state of physical, emotional and social well being, as well as the absence of disease. It includes the ability to function effectively in ones environment given ones circumstances.

* Physical Health: Refers to the state of the physical body, which includes level of fitness, the degree of energy, resistance to disease, efficient functioning of the body organs and maintenance of appropriate body weight to height. People who are physically healthy have the energy to perform a range of activities, they are alert, and their body systems respond and adapt accordingly.

* Social Health: This component of health refers to the interaction between people. As humans are social beings and live in a community, they need to develop good quality relationships with family, friends and other peers. People who live interdependent, and cooperatively in a community are said to be socially healthy.

* Emotional Health: This is to do with a person's state of mind, and their feelings. It includes how a

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