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Health awareness

  1. 1. Health Awareness: Basic to Self-Development
  2. 2. • Good health is not something that can be bought, nor a condition that can be regained easily after getting sick. It Is your responsibility to make your body healthy. • Keeping bad habits, neglecting symptoms of illness and ignoring regular heath examinations can counteract the best medical care. • One of the basic ways in keeping one’s self healthy is to know the value of regular health examinations. • In high school, it is important for you to be aware of the need to undergo a regular health check-up. • A healthy body is a significant factor in self development.
  3. 3. • One of the best ways to maintain good health is to know the value of health examinations. • A person becomes aware of his health status if he/she undergoes regular check-ups. • Regular check-ups by a doctor and a dentist play an important role in safeguarding health. They provide relevant information about any physical defects or impaired health. • People should seek medical and dental examination at the first sign of illness.
  4. 4. • A healthy body helps a person develop his/her personality. • Only a healthy student can give his best and can perform well any task assigned to him. • If you undergo regular check-ups, you can be constantly advised by your doctor about the ways to achieve good health,. • The doctor can remind you that examination pressures, limited finances and lack of sleep are all much easier to cope with if you maintain your health by eating good foods.
  5. 5. • Junk foods affect both your mental alertness and physical health. Insufficient sleep, stress and poor eating habits oftentimes lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. • Through regular health examination, your body will have a nutritional reserve it needs to cope with the additional stress in your immune system.
  6. 6. Who should consult the health check-up?  Doctor or School Physician – handles the medical examination of students.  Dentist – responsible for a dental examination of the students.  Nurse – assists the doctors and the dentist. She also manages the school clinic.  Teacher – helps detect changes in the physical and emotional well – being of the students.
  7. 7. What should be check-up regularly?  Eyes • The eyes is the organ of sight. • It is the most important organ of viewing the world. • Sight is our most precious and many people fear blindness more than any other disability. • Doctors recommended that everyone should have an eye examination at least once a year. This could be given by an optometrist or by an ophthalmologist.
  8. 8.  Ears • The ear is the sense organ that makes it possible for us to hear. • Hearing enables us to communicate with one another through speech. • It also alert us to danger and provides pleasure. • The ears also help us to keep our balance.
  9. 9. • These organs inform the brain about any changes in the position of the head. • Hearing ability is tested through the use of a tuning fork, stop watch or a whisper. • Accuracy of the whisper test, however, is determined largely by the skill of the person administering the test.
  10. 10.  Teeth • The mouth and teeth are used to communicate with other people. • They play very important roles in speech and digestion. • The teeth also give shape and structure to the mouth. They work with the face muscles to help form a smile. • Dental examination must be done once every six months or twice a year.
  11. 11. • The dentist examines the teeth, corrects dental effects and helps maintain oral hygiene. • Tooth extraction is also done to those who have effective teeth.
  12. 12.  Height and Weight • The changes formed when the height and weight are measure serve as basis for instruction and furnish motivation for health improvement. • To measure the weight, a weighing scale is used. Barefooted the students stands on the scale and let another student read the recorded weight. • Height is measured using meter stick, which placed against the wall. The student removes his or her shoes and stands erect with heels together, buttocks and head against the wall, with eyes looking strait.
  13. 13.  Blood Pressure • Blood pressure is the force of the blood pulsing against the walls or arteries. • The pressure when the heart beats is called the systolic pressure. • The pressure between beats, when the heart is at rest is called diastolic pressure. • Measuring blood pressure is important.
  14. 14. • It determines whether the pressure of your blood is at normal level. • Any blood pressure below 140 systolic / 90 diastolic is considered as normal for an individual below 18 years old. • The tools used to measure blood are the stethoscope and a blood pressure meter (sphygmomanometer).
  15. 15.  Pulse Rate • Counting the pulse rate is done when the person is at rest. • Place the index finger and the middle finger near at wrist. • Count the beats for one minute. • The average normal rate is 70-90 beats per minute.