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Importance of Good Nutrition in health

  Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. The Impact of Nutrition on Your Health Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States: about one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. 1  Even for people at a healthy weight, a poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain type s of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems. The risk factors for

role of health in development

  Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more. Many factors influence health status and a country's ability to provide quality health services for its people. Ministries of health are important actors, but so are other government departments, donor organizations, civil society groups and communities themselves. For example: investments in roads can improve access to health services; inflation targets can constrain health spending; and civil service reform can create opportunities - or limits - to hiring more health workers. WHO's work on 'Health and development' tries to make sense of these complex links. It is concerned with the impact of better health on development and poverty reduction, and conversely, with the impact of development policies on the achievement of health goals. In particular, it aims to build support acr

Importance of Sports to Health

 

The Importance of Physical Fitness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

important of yoga in health

 My experience inspired me to pore over the scientific studies I'd collected in India as well as the West to identify and explain how yoga can both prevent disease and help you recover from it. Here is what I found. 1. Improves your flexibility Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won't be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you'll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You'll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That's no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture. 2. Builds muscle strength Strong muscles do more than lo

Definition of Health

  Definition of Health AYURVEDA’S DEFINITION OF HEALTH “sama dosha sama agnischa sama dhatu mala kriyaaha| Prasanna atma  indriya manaha swastha iti abhidheeyate” –   Sushruta Samhita Meaning: One is in perfect health when  the  Three doshas  ( vata, pitta and Kapha)  Digestive fire  ( digestion, assimilation and metabolism)  all the body tissues & components (Dhatus)  (the entire physical body)  all the excretory functions   (the physiological functions of urination and defecation) are in perfect order with a   pleasantly disposed and contented mind, senses and spirit. Explanation: Three Doshas:  Vata, Pitta and Kapha are the three functionalities, which govern all the physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of one’s life. They each have five subdivisions, delicately intertwined. Ayurveda describes in great detail as to how they function and how to keep them in balance and also how to bring them into balance when they are out of balance. Digestive fire:   This is called