What are we most concerned about?• Obesity • Malnutrition• Cancer • AIDS/HIV• Heart Attacks • Virus and Diseases• Diabetes
Health Care UK. Public Vs Private• The National Health Service (NHS) is the shared name of three of the four publicly funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom. They are primarily funded through general taxation rather than requiring insurance payments.• They provide a comprehensive range of health services, the vast majority of which are free at the point of use to residents of the United Kingdom.• Combined, the NHS is the worlds fifth largest employer, comprising approximately 1.7 million staff.
Class Discussion• Does Spain operate a similar health care system like the NHS in England?• How popular is the use of Private Health care in Spain? Is it expensive?• What are your thoughts on the Health care system here in Spain? Is it efficient? How could it be improved?
Debate In pairs• Students A strongly believe basic healthcare should be free for all;• Students B strongly believe everyone should pay at least a little for healthcare.• Prepare your argument and rebuttal (list the reasons why and anticipate objections).
UK Obesity• The UK now has the highest rate of obesity in Europe, with one in three children overweight or obese by the age of nine.• In 2008, almost a quarter of adults (24% of men and 25% of women aged 16 or over) in England were classified as obese (BMI 30kg/ m2 or over).• For boys, on weekdays, the proportion who spent 4 or more hours doing sedentary activities was 35% of those who were not overweight or obese, 44% of those classed as overweight and 47% of those classed as obese in 2008. For girls, a comparable pattern was found; 37%, 43% and 51% respectively.
Celebrities Speaking Out• Steven Gerrard and Jamie Oliver call on PM to fight obesity• Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and England footballer Steven Gerrard are calling on the government to fight obesity through cookery teaching in schools.
Questions• What other ways could we tackle obesity in the UK? If you were in government, what would you impose?• What do you think about the use of Gastric Bands?• Is Spain a country that suffers from obesity?• Does the weather here in Murcia promote healthier lifestyles?
Staying Healthy1. Keeping your body hydrated2. Breakfast – The most important meal of the day3. Healthy Brain – Fish oils (omega 3)4. Regular Exercise – UK recommendations 20+ minutes 3-4 times a week (heart Raising)5. Meals and Snacks – Balanced Diet6. Sleep – 7-8 hours per night
Staying Healthy• Which of the previous points do you agree/disagree with?• Which are the areas you think you need to change/improve?• What are the main ways in which you try and maintain your health?• Do you think the typical Spanish diet encourages healthy eating?• How popular are Organic foods here in Spain?
Laser Eye Surgery• Laser eye Surgery is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.• Relatively low costs are encouraging people to undergo the operation.• Negatives – People say long term side affects are still quite unclear.
Questions• What are your opinions on laser eye surgery? Good? Bad? Dangerous?• What are the most popular treatments for people to undergo here in Spain? Teeth whitening? Hair Replacement?• What are the biggest influences that make people want to undergo treatment to adapt and change themselves?