A Presentation onBy-Shanmukha PriyaRoll No- 14Class- X’C’
Index Health Factors Affecting Health Maintaining Health Laugh Often Play Sports/Games Have enough sleep o Problems caused by lack of sleep. Disease World Health Organization
Medicine Alternative medical systems. Mind-Body Interventions Biologically-based therapies Energy therapies.
HealthWhat is health?Health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well being.Healthy and disease freeAlthough most of the people use both these terms in the samecontext, there is a clear difference in being healthy and disease free.While healthy means being mentally, physically and socially fit, disease-free is a state of absence of any body discomfort.A healthy person can be disease free but a disease free person cannot bea healthy person.
Factors Influencing HealthA number of other factors are known to influence the health status ofindividuals, like-• Health care interventions• A persons surroundings• Their background and lifestyle• Economic and social conditions• Education and literacy• Personal health practices and coping skills.
Maintaining healthAchieving and maintaining health is an ongoing process, shaped by both theevolution of health care knowledge and practices, as well as personal strategiesand organized interventions for staying healthy.There are a number of little things one can do to maintain their health. 1. Control your habits. All of the major causes of death (such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and injury) can be prevented in part by making healthy lifestyle choices. 2. Dont smoke or use tobacco. Smoking and using tobacco are very dangerous habits. Smoking causes 440,000 deaths in the United States every year. More preventable illnesses (such as emphysema, mouth, throat and lung cancer, and heart disease) are caused by tobacco use than by anything else.
3. Limit how much alcohol you drink.Too much alcohol can damage the liver and contribute tosome cancers, such as throat and liver cancer. Alcohol alsocontributes to deaths from car wrecks, murders and suicides.4. Eat healthy.A healthy diet has many health benefits. Heartdisease, certain cancers, stroke, diabetes and damage to yourarteries can be linked to what one eats. By making healthierfood choices, one can also lower his/her cholesterol and loseweight.5. Laugh often.6. Play sports/ Games.7. Have enough sleep.
5. Laugh Often Laughter is all about playfulness. It is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc. Laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, and increases blood flow. Laughter has also been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones.
6. Play Sports/Games. Play is an integral part of human nature. It is also one of the best sources of amusement and entertainment. Any sporting activity involves physicalexertion and skill, with and individual ora team engaged in competition with oneanother. It helps us to develop physically, mentallyand socially too.
7. Have enough Sleep Sleep is important to a healthy lifestyle as eating properly and exercising. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the simplest things we can do to stay healthy. A good night’s sleep means waking up rested and rejuvenated. Not getting enough sleep can lead to problems in concentrating. Lack of sleep is the reason for many ailments.
Sleep is crucial for maintaining one’s health Without it, we increase our susceptibility to an astonishing array of health problems like- Heart disease Stroke Diabetes Obesity Depression
Problems caused by lack of sleep1. Not sleeping enough can compromise our immune system. • We eat well and exercise in order to keep our immune system up. • But if we are not sleeping, we undo all the good work. • The immune system works best when we are sleeping.2. It can cause malfunctioning of natural killer cells. • These cells are produced in the bone marrow and are found in the blood and lymph. • They are part of the body’s defence system. • They do not work properly in the persons who are sleep- deprived. • This leaves our bodies undefended and susceptible to infection.
3. Heart failures. • There is a higher rate of heart failure among people with sleep disorders and disturbances. • There is an increased evidence of C- reactive protein, an indicator of heart disease risk, in people suffering from sleep loss.4. It causes problem of regulation of hormones. • Chronic sleep loss can reduce the body’s ability to regulate hormones and process carbohydrates. • Sleep disturbances increase the likelihood of pre-diabetic state of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance.
Sleep is also important for ensuring a balanced brain activity. During sleep, brain neurotransmitters are replenished. When we do not sleep well, our brain chemicals become depleted which leads to emotional disturbances like- Depression Anxiety General feelings of sadness Anger and Irritation
Disease A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It is any condition that causes pain, distress, social problems, or death. It sometimes includes injuries, disorders, syndromes, infections or disabilities. There are four main types of disease: pathogenic disease deficiency disease hereditary disease and physiological disease.° Diseases can also be classified as communicable and non-communicable disease.
World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The WHOs constitution states that its objective "is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health." Since its creation, WHO has been responsible for playing a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. Its current priorities include communicable diseases, in particular, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
Medicine is the field of applied science and the art of healing It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by prevention and treatment of illness in human beings. The word medicine is derived from the Latin word medicina, meaning the art of healing.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has helped people understand the many complementary and alternative treatments by classifying them into five broad categories: ◦ Alternative Medical Systems ◦ Mind-Body Interventions ◦ Biologically-Based Therapies ◦ Manipulative and Body-Based Methods ◦ Energy Therapies
Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice. Often, these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Examples of alternative medical systems include: ◦ Acupuncture ◦ Ayurveda ◦ Homeopathy ◦ Native American healing practices ◦ Naturopathic medicine ◦ Tibetan medicine Ayurveda: A ◦ Traditional Chinese medicine boon to life.
Mind-body medicine uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the minds capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some techniques that were considered alternative in the past have become mainstream (for example, patient support groups and cognitive-behavioral therapy). Other mind-body techniques are still considered alternative, including: ◦ Art therapy ◦ Biofeedback ◦ Dance therapy ◦ Guided imagery ◦ Humor therapy ◦ Hypnotherapy ◦ Meditation ◦ Music therapy ◦ Prayer therapy ◦ Yoga
Biologically based therapies in complementary and alternative medicine use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Some examples include: ◦ Diet ◦ Dietary supplements ◦ Herbal products ◦ Megavitamins Aloe breeze: Dietary supplement drink
Manipulative and body-based methods in complementary and alternative medicine are based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body. Some examples include: ◦ Acupressure ◦ Alexander Technique ◦ Massage therapy ◦ Therapeutic Touch ◦ Osteopathy ◦ Reflexology ◦ Rolfing Acupressure therapy
Energy therapies involve the use of energy fields. They are of two types: ◦ Bio-field therapies ◦ Bio-electromagnetic-based therapies 1. Bio-field therapies These are intended to affect energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body. The existence of such fields has not yet been scientifically proven. Examples include: Qi gong Reiki Therapeutic Touch
2. Bio-electromagnetic-based therapies These therapies involve the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields. Examples include: Pulsed fields Magnetic fields Alternating-current or direct-current fields Energy therapy