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Health Education Plan

Posted on June 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

You need to put your health first yet so many of us will leave our health at the bottom of the priority list, leaving it unattended until it gets to late and we fall into ill health.

We seem to take health for granted and that makes us feel invincible up to the point that our health fails and then we look at our health. This attitude is clearly wrong and it is up to you to take preventative action with your health and this will not only make you feel better and more energetic, you will also have your body literally thanking you and add years to your life.

The western culture, in particular the US and the UK are getting fatter and becoming overweight and obese. As a result of this more people are trying to slim down and lose some weight but the problem here is a lot of people are not trying to lose weight for the right reasons. Losing weight should be because you want to do it for yourself and not for any other reason such as your boyfriend / husband wants you to lose weight. The motivation needs to come from within for you to successfully lose and keep off the weight. How many times do people lose several pounds in weight only to put it back on within a few months.

It really is important that you “love yourself” before you decide to embark on losing the weight. Irrespective of your size now you must have the self belief and confidence in yourself that you not only look and feel good now but you are going to look and feel great after you start your new lifestyle choice, yes lifestyle choice and not a diet. It is so important that you incorporate your healthy living lifestyle into a way of life rather then having the mentality of doing a diet otherwise you are unfortunately more likely to fail. 

Good luck in your lifestyle change and well done to making the decision to change.

What Can You Do With A Health Promotion Degree?

Posted on June 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Health promotion aims to enrich the health of individuals through awareness in environmental factors, education, and behavior. Health promotion can be described as a way to positively guide the psychological, environmental, biological, and physical health of individuals and communities. Health promotion can include behavior, skills, attitudes, and health knowledge. By being educated on this topic, individuals can help prevent disease and increase their quality of life through behavior changes. Through education and prevention, individuals may reduce financial costs for themselves, employers, and what insurance companies might spend for medical treatment.

Individuals working in the health field may be responsible to administer the following tasks: construct social marketing and mass media campaigns, organize community action, conduct research for scholarly articles, and assess, develop and implement health education programs. Workers may also be responsible for writing grants and advocating for community needs.

Those considering earning a degree in health promotion should be interested in issues in fitness and wellness and the health of others. They should want to advocate for healthy living and come up with creative ideas for healthy lifestyle changes. A career in promoting healthy living could include helping individuals manage and treat stress, physical inactivity, substance and alcohol abuse, insufficient nutrition, and unsafe sexual activity. In this field, workers may be responsible for offering behavior change suggestions, and setting realistic goals for their clients, and following up on medical screenings and appointments. Students may be suited for careers in hospital programs, fitness programs, government and nonprofit health agencies, hospitals, and schools. Those with a degree in health promotion may also be qualified to be a personal health coach, work in a health and wellness center, or in a pregnancy facility or program.

Promoting health goes a step beyond health education by requiring intensive-specific study. Students may take classes in stress management, anatomy and physiology, and health management. Those in this field may be employed through schools by teaching a health class, or working in health services to promote a healthy lifestyle for students. Colleges may hire individuals with a degree in health promotion to teach a course, promote community organizing, or train peers in disease prevention. Individuals deciding to pursue a health degree may take foundational courses such as nutrition, psychology, biology, and statistics. Through studying health education and promotion, participants should be able to help other improve their own wellness in order to live a longer and more satisfying life.

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Books on Mental Health – Education is Key to a Better Tomorrow

Posted on June 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mental health is a major issue in the world today. There are numerous articles and books on mental health that have been written in the aim of assisting people to overcoming these types of health issues. But how effective is just read books about mental health going to be to the reader? That depends on many factors of course.

In the news:

In a recent study, 1 out of every 5 people wrestle with some form of mental illness. Some cases are severe while others go unnoticed. If those stats are true, and this percentage of people do struggle in some way with mental illness, then what can one do to help his mental state? Seeing as the majority of the population is not at risk, then I propose that by simply educating oneself by reading books about mental issues can be of great assistance to the overall population.

I am not at risk:

For example, if I do not consider myself at risk for these health issues, then maybe I can gain some knowledge on the topic and help someone close to me that I know. Even more, I could help another person who I don’t even know just by reading books about mental health so I know “what to say” and “how to say it” when given the opportunity.

Mental health issues are all around us, and like all other things, education is a key fundamental to knowing how to handle these issues. If you or someone you know is having difficulty in this area of life, don’t you owe it to the both of you to educate yourself?

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