Health Importance In Our Society

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  • marcus
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    • Jul 2008
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    Health Importance In Our Society

    From https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2598168/ , Aug 2007

    [... societies can promote health in many other ways, such as through sanitation, pollution control, food and medicines safety, health education, disease surveillance, urban planning and occupational health. Greater attention should be paid to strategies for health promotion other than access to healthcare, such as environmental and public health and health research.

    Lifestyle plays a major role in most of the illnesses in industrialised nations.1 Six of the 10 leading factors contributing to the global burden of disease are lifestyle related: unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco use, alcohol use, high cholesterol and obesity... Spending on healthcare accounts for about 16% of the GDP (in 2006) in the USA (poster's note : as spending is increasing , nowadays it would be more than 16% , but even considering 16% it would mean US$3.4 trillion in 2019 only in USA) ... ]
    Last edited by marcus; 27-04-20, 10:48.
  • marcus
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    • Jul 2008
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    #2
    Talking about research , we can have an idea of governments giving a lot less importance to Health compared to the Economy .

    When statistics about the Economy is as frequent as each 3 months , the last statistics about deaths due to (#) pneumonia (in USA) seems to be dated from 2014 (from https://www.aarp.org/health/conditio...er-age-50.html , "Vaccines You'll Need After 50" , Jan 2020) .

    (#) a disease that kills more people (in the USA) than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined.
    Last edited by marcus; 13-05-20, 09:54.

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    • Udarawan
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      • Apr 2020
      • 3

      #3
      I think "High Cholesterol" is gonna be my main problem, it's still OK now, but looking to my habit to eat a delicious Indonesian food.. its hard for me to resist..

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      • marcus
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        • Jul 2008
        • 9219

        #4
        I do some physical exercises (some 20 min in the bed + walk/run at least 20 minutes per day) , cut sugar as much as possible (no : sweet drink , cake , sweet biscuits , ..) , cut fried/baked food (cooking at low temperature is healthier) , cut animal proteins , ..

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        • brantelyolivia1320
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          • May 2022
          • 24

          #5
          Health issues are the major problem causing this days. Regular exercise, and healthy foods eating habits on time can reduced the risk of unhealthy life. Instead of those streets foods prefer homemade items , reduced the intake of sugar and artificial flavour added things and add the original product in it like instead of sugar add jaggery which is very good for health. Replace unhealthy items with healthy ones. Instead of using 4 wheelers prefer bicycle at work as it is one of the beneficial things. It will save one’s money and secondly it will improve overall body parts. Also take warm water early morning. Following simple things in life one can surely have a disease free life and also no restrictions on eating things. Healthy life is the best wealth for everyone ,so it’s better to take prevention before it’s too late.

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          • marcus
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            • Jul 2008
            • 9219

            #6
            Originally posted by brantelyolivia1320 View Post
            ...better to take prevention before it’s too late.

            The phrase 'prevention is better than cure' is often attributed to the Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus in around 1500 (522 years ago) .

            Unfortunately our society still does very little regarding prevention in general (preventing : being sick , distroying our planet , being in debt , harming others , being ignorant , ...) .

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            • Maria Janes
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              • Nov 2022
              • 9

              #7
              Health is so important for everybody that is why it's crucial to take care of it. Sometimes it's so difficult to get to the hospital to get the help needed. That's why I usually use telemedicine apps. What do you think about them?

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              • marcus
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                • Jul 2008
                • 9219

                #8
                Originally posted by Maria Janes View Post
                ...I usually use...telemedicine apps.. What do you think about them?

                In my view it is similar to online shopping , internet banking , online services in general , makes our life easier and more efficient . But I never used it yet because with prevention I didn't need this kind of help in the last 20 years .

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                • henryjacob1
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                  • Dec 2022
                  • 3

                  #9
                  Originally posted by marcus View Post
                  I do some physical exercise (walk/run at least 50 minutes per day , for example) and cut sugar as much as possible (no : softdrink , cake , sweet biscuits , ..) .
                  Don't you have sometimes severe cravings for sweets?

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                  • marcus
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                    • Jul 2008
                    • 9219

                    #10
                    Originally posted by henryjacob1 View Post
                    Don't you have sometimes severe cravings for sweets?
                    Sometimes I do have craving for sweets , sometimes I cannot resist so I do eat a little . It was easier to avoid when I lived alone , I did not have sweets at home , but now I have kids at home so I do buy for them (they can eat a little from time-to-time) .

                    In my view we need to avoid sugar like we avoid alcohol , cigarettes , industrial medicines , narcotics ...

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                    • henryjacob1
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                      • Dec 2022
                      • 3

                      #11
                      You are absolutely right. My sugar intake is also not extreme but I was thinking of trying to eliminate as much as possible. I wanted to try to have just natural sugars from fruits etc.

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                      • Maskura Nazrul
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                        • May 2023
                        • 2

                        #12
                        Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image.

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                        • periksadulu
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                          • Jul 2023
                          • 2

                          #13
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