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Health law preventing health disparities ?

Health law preventing health disparities ?

On the contrary.: The primary cause of health disparities in the us is related to poor access to care based on low socioeconomic status. Basic services such as education, fire protection, police, etc. Are not related to employment, and yet health insurance access is primarily related to our jobs. If we truly believe in health care as a basic right, we need to develop a system of access for all. ...Read more

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How does our lifestyle influence our cardiovascular health?

How does our lifestyle influence our cardiovascular health?

Heart health: Lifestyle has a great influence on cardiovascular health. For example, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol, excess sugar intake, obesity, and lack of physical activity are all known to cause or worsen cardiovascular disease. You should strive to optimize your lifestyle factors to minimize your risk of cardiovascular dieases such as heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to be more resilient to stressful events and healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent recurrence or onset of mental health symptoms. Conversely, severe mental health symptoms may interfere with one's ability to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. ...Read more

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How does health lifestyle impact teenagers?

How does health lifestyle impact teenagers?

Cause and Effect: Teenagers are faced with several health challenges due to their rapid growth and development through puberty. Challenges include physical and emotional. Teaching them about good nutrition, safety, sexuality and peer pressure can help them make better choices. This website may help you with more of your questions. http://kidshealth.org/teen/ ...Read more

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How can schools promote a healthy lifestyle?

How can schools promote a healthy lifestyle?

School fitness: They can emphasize physical fitness built into curriculum. They can organize/host afterschool fitness programs such as sports, club teams, yoga classes, etc. They can offer more whole-food, organic choices for meals. They can remove all sodas and junk food from vending machines. ...Read more

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Does spiritual health contribute to physical health?

Does spiritual health contribute to physical health?

Yes: The balance of our spiritual, emotional and physical health come together & determine our over all health. They are intertwined. ...Read more

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Are developing and maintaining relationships essential to living a happy life?

For most: There are some people who are true loners. However, for most of us - our lives are enriched by sharing it with others. ...Read more

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Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Both, but . . . : “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more

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What are daily habits for maintaining holistic health?

What are daily habits for maintaining holistic health?

Healthy habits.: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. Spend time in green spaces. Seek balance - avoid over-indulgences. Find time for meditation or prayer. ...Read more

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Help please! is cardiovascular disease genetics or lifestyle?

Help please! is cardiovascular disease genetics or lifestyle?

Both: Bad genetics and family history coupled with bad choices may be the worst. No smoking, do exercise, , weight and cholesterol and blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

Not likely but...: For years science has known of a link b/twn dental health & cardiovascular health. The culprit is bacteria. The human mouth is full of bacteria, & good oral health keeps these bacteria in check. Poor dental health allows bacteria to grow unchecked & allow it to migrate to other areas of the body, including the cardiovascular system. Poor dental health alone is unlikely to increase cholesterol. ...Read more

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Are fitness contracts good for keeping fitness goals?

Are fitness contracts good for keeping fitness goals?

Maybe!: They can help. But so do new year's resolutions. I think you need to visualize your goals an find the inner strength to continue toward them. No magic. Just determination. ...Read more

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Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

Internal/external: There is the person's internal world, in other words their thought processes, emotions, and general internal dialogue as well as chemical balance in the nervous system (or lack thereof) and the person's genetic makeup. There is also the person's external world, such as family members and friends, their jobs, where they live, socioeconomic status, and cultural and ethnic issues. Nature vs nurture. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...Read more

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Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us. ...Read more