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Ways in which the individual can be motivated and supported to maintain or improve their health and well-being

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Task E Ways in which the individual can be motivated and supported to maintain or improve their health and well-being To make my Client have a good health and well being, she needs to change certain factors of her lifestyle, I am going to devise a health plan to improve some of the key negative aspects of my clients health and well being. The three factors that my Client needs to improve are; * Smoking * Drinking * Stress We need to change these factors because they are damaging her physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. To ensure the plan is successful, my client will need to be closely monitored to see her progress, and result will be taken at the end to see the improvement from start to finish. Before my client changes some of the aspects of her lifestyle she will need to go and see a health professional to see if there is anything she should avoid changing or start because it would have a negative effect on her. I would also recommend that my client goes for some general health monitoring at the start of her plan. Blood pressure, BMI, height and weight plan so evaluations can be made. Target Reason why she should Do the target. Method Smoking Short term: To cut down one or two cigarettes a day. My Client needs to stop smoking because smoking has got the following chemicals in it; Nicotine, Tar and carbon monoxide and many more. Tar which contains many other chemicals, deposits in the lungs and can get into the blood vessels and be carried to other parts of the body. Cigarettes have carcinogens, these are cancer causing chemicals so therefore she has to stop as she may get cancer of the lung or caner of the mouth, there are many more. By using Nicotine patches and/or Nicotine gum. These will allow nicotine to enter the blood stream, without the other carcinogens and toxins. ...read more.

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Rushes around a lot, this leaves her feeling exhorted and stressed. Target Reason why she should do the target. Method Stress Short term: To tell some one at work that she is having too much work to deal with This can mean my client may, not be able to concentrate while she should be working and therefore my lack in her career and could lose or be demoted, so if she tells someone she could get extensions so she does not have to worry as much. Also her social health could be risked if she is having outbursts of anger towards people as her friend's wont want to be around her. A way that will help my client reduce her stress levels is to have her take a daily multi-vitamin, mineral supplement and B-vitamin supplement; these can strengthen your nervous system by therefore lowering stress. The mineral calcium is especially helpful for calming the nerves and toning up the nervous system. My client should therefore start Taking 3,000 mg of Vitamin C per day to help maintain a healthy nervous system while under stress. Long term: Too calm down when doing tasks, i.e. Take a deep breath and carry on. The long-term effects of getting stressed are: Heart Problems, Lauren, my client, may react more to stress and therefore will have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This risk particularly is linked to people who tend to be excessively competitive, impatient, hostile, and move and talk quickly, and a lot of these fetchers, Lauren possesses. The common stress response of eating comfort foods, with their accompanying fat and salt, is not beneficial to the heart either. Another long-term effects is Pain, "Continued stimulation of muscles" through long-lasting stress can lead to muscular pain such as backache Another good way for my client to reduce stress is Exercise. Walking 20 minutes per day can change body chemistry in a way that calms the nervous system and reduces stress levels. ...read more.

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She can relax buy trying not to think about anything. Conclusion If my client keeps to this plan, then she should achieve many things. They will all benefit her health and well being, The main things I wanted her to achieve, long term and short term were: * Cut down/ quit smoking * Drink no alcohol on weeknights and Sundays * On Saturdays drink about 4 or less units * Have a lower blood pressure * Do 2 hours meditation a week * Stop during the day and make sure she is relaxed If my client follows this plan then I believe she will achieve all the targets I have set for her. The targets I have set for her are intended to improve my client health in one way or another. Firstly if she is not smoking the risks of getting smoking-related cancers, cardiovascular disease and emphysema and other chronic lung diseases has been reduced dramatically. Stopping smoking will extend her life and she will feel fitter. Secondly, because she has cut down the amount she is drinking also, she will reduce the risk of getting Heart disease, Stroke, and Diabetes. With the combination of not smoking and not drinking she will feel better about her self, increased her life-span and she will be able to fell better about her self and not have hangovers more often so she will be able to get up and work harder for longer. Lastly because she is reducing her stress levels she will be calmer and happier and more patient with her brother and parents. It will also mean that she can get along with her boyfriend more. I have also discussed many types of support my client can use like: * NHS * Support Groups * Online Help * Family and friends * Partner/Boyfriend * Extra activities * GP's and other health professionals * Exercise and stress release Classes ?? ?? ?? ?? Task E - Unit 2 - Promoting health and well being Amy Wilson, 10D ...read more.

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