H&S Unit 9 Healthy Living

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To do with the body
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to do with interacting with other people
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Consideration of the whole person
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to do with the ability to understand things and think intelligently
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The components of food that provide essential nutrition
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A Balanced Diet
A Diet that cojnsists of the correct nutrients in the right proportions to keep our bodies and minds healthy
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The essential parts of a healthy diet
Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Fibre, Water
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The bodies physical power
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Stamina (or endurance)
the hearts ability to work under strain
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Suppleness (or flexability)
the bodies ability to bend without damage
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Positives of doing exercise
maintaining a healthy weight, lose weight, relieves stress, enjoyable, higher energy levels, personal satisfaction
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Negatives of not doing exercise
stiffening of the joints, poor stamina, strength and suppleness, obesity, heart disease
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Aerobic cardiovascular exercise
Running, cycling, swimming and any other exercise that raises the heart rate for a prolonged period of time
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BMI (Body Mass Index)
The measure of the amount of fat in the body relation to height
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What factors about our home affect our health and wellbeing?
Type of accomodation, condition, location, personal space, influence of family, level of conflict
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What factors about our work affect our health and wellbeing?
Manual/non-manual work, Job satisfaction, Career satisfaction, mental stimulation, support from colleagues, work/life balance, level of conflict
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Weekly limit of alcohol consumption for men
21 units per week
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Weekly limit of alcohol consumption for women
14 units per week
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Weekly limits for alcohol consumption for pregnant women
Advised not to, otherwise no more than 1 or 2 units a week
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Binge drinking
drinking heavily in a short space of time to get drunk or feel the effects of alcohol
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Alcohol dependence
People chronically crave alcohol, have a loss of control of their drinking, withdrawal symptoms, tolerence effects build
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What causes alcohol dependence?
Binge drinking and alcohol abuse
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Risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption
Cancer, weight gain, dependence on others, impaired judgements, mental health issue, liver disease
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Benefits of giving up smoking
Blood pressure returns to normal, breathing is improved, improved sense of smell and taste, saves money, risks of diseases reduced
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Concerns of recreational drug use
Addiction, illness and disease, impaired judgement
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Physical effects of drugs
Accidental death, illness and disease, impaired judgement
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Emotional and social effects of drugs
Dependence, mental health problems
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Safe sexual practise
Includes the use of contraception and participation in sexual health screening
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Effects of unsafe sexual practises
Unwanted pregnancy, contraction and spreading of STIs
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Types of STIs
Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV/AIDS, herpes
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Long term effects of STIs
Infertility, mental illness, death
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Physical effect of poor hygiene
Contracting and spreading diseases, especially to vulnerable groups such as babies or older people
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Emotional and social effects of poor hygiene
The loss of friends, social isolation, bullying and unemployment
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Ways sleep affect your health and wellbeing
Physical energy, weight, intellectual sharpness, emotional balance, ability to mix socially
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What does the brain do while the body is sleeping?
The brain oversees a wide variety of biological maintenance tasks, e.g release hormones
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How much sleep does a healthy adult require?
Between 7.5 and 9 hours
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How much sleep do children and young people require?
Between 9 and 10 hours
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How much sleep do babies require?
Between 16 and 17 hours
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How much sleep do elderly people require?
At least 7.5 to 8 hours
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The shared beliefs, values and customs of a group of people
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Peer group
The social group a person belongs to which influences beliefs and behaviours
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Factors that influence lifestyle
Partners/family, culture and religion, friends, role models, media, education, finances, genetic inheritence
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Effects of adequate financial resources on lifestyle
Pay for heating, travel to community and health facilities, access to computers, good diet, afford nice clothes, socialise, leisure activities, pay rent, less stress, afford a holiday
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A tendency to suffer from a particular condition, e.g inheriting and developing diabetes as an adult
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Areas of potential improvement on health and wellbeing
Exercise, Home/work environment, alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs, sexual practices, hygiene, diet
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Short - and longer - term challenges to help you meet your goal
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What you want to achieve in the long term, the final outcome
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Ways to follow a health improvement plan
Having support, a time commitment, access to professional advice, motivation, identifying and managing difficulties
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What are SMART targets
Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time management
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Types of formal support
Doctors, health specialist, counselors, youth workers, teachers, career advisers, human resources department, support groups
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Types of informal support
Friends, partners, work colleagues, family
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Barriers to achieving a healthy lifestyle
Genetic factors, time, physical conditions, unrealistic goals, motivation, media influence, time, addiction, financial, access to resources
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What types of support are there?
Listening, empathy, encouragement or advice and guidance
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