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Why is sleep important for good health?

Why is sleep important for good health?

Sleep: Think of sleep this way. It's the body's way of recharging itself, energizing itself, cleaning itself out, and to refresh itself. Prolonged sleep loss put the body at risk for colds and flu, stress, ulcers, hypertension and other stress related ailments. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why is smiling good for your health?

Why is smiling good for your health?

Endorphins: If you are smiling i hope you are happy.When you are ;your brain releases chemicals (good ones) that improve almost all aspects of health.Factoid: fewer muscles to smile than frown;keep smiling. ...Read more

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Why is it important for your mental health to recognize your emotions?

Why is it important for your mental health to recognize your emotions?

Emotions help us: cope with life's challenges. They act like safety valves on a pressure cooker, without the release of steam the pressure cooker would explode. On the one hand, holding back emotions can lead to taking them out on our bodies leading to headaches, backaches and other stress related medical issues. Uncontrolled emotions can lead to acting out getting into fights or other emotional outburst. ...Read more

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Is vitamin really that important for your health?

Is vitamin really that important for your health?

No: If you eat a healthy, well-balanced, high-quality diet and have no other medical problems, you most likely don't need vitamin supplements. Also, most grains, milk, and table salt is already fortified per usda regulations. However, there are periods in one's life in which extra supplementation of certain vitamins is needed, e.g., pregnancy or chance of getting pregnant. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...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

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Why is lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Why is lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Sleep Deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses. ...Read more

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Why is nickel important for your health?

Why is nickel important for your health?

Iron absorption: Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins. Nickel is used for increasing iron absorption, preventing iron-poor blood (anemia), and treating weak bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more

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Why is nutrition important to health overall?

Why is nutrition important to health overall?

You are what you eat: This is one very simple answer. What you consume provides the building blocks for all aspects of your cell structure as well as the substrates for you to make energy, detoxify things that can harm you and in general, your body needs fuel as well as supplies to function properly to grow or repair properly as well as defend from exposures in environment. Ur what you eat, drink, breathe, apply.... ...Read more

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Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why do you ask?: You're studying hard, and time talking with and learning from peers is also key. You need to eat sensibly, exercise & avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The risks of neglecting this are obesity, loss of the self-esteem that goes with a good body, depression/dysthymia, social isolation, and the horrible consequences of mistakes while drunk/on drugs. It's a cruel world; staying fit helps. ...Read more

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Why is good social health important for someone with depression?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Why is good social health important for someone with depression?

Social health: Social support system is vital for depressed people to help them gain social coping skills, interact instead of isolating self, and boost self-esteem & confidence & self-worth. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?

Can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?

Basis for hormones: Cholesterol is the basic molecule that is used to make many other necessary hormones such as estradiol, dhea, cortisol, aldosterone and many others. Cholesterol is also a vital component in cell membranes. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Please answer me. Is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Yes: Varies from person to person but symptoms include daytime sleepiness, lethargy/fatigue, concentration and memory difficulties, elevated blod pressures, anxiety and depression, irritability, etc. Long periods of sleeplessness can be particularly damaging to your heart and brain health. ...Read more

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Why is good nutrition important for children?

Why is good nutrition important for children?

U R what U eat: Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. There is alot of misinformation & many opinions out there about what's good nutrition. My opinion is that everyone should stick to whole foods, avoiding sugar and most grains, and avoid processed foods (anything in a box or wrapper). Whole foods include unprocessed meat, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds. Whole foods don't need an ingredient label. ...Read more

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Why is it important to keep personal health records?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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Why is it important to keep personal health records?

For future reference: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more

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Why is sleep and rest important for someone with a disability?

Why is sleep and rest important for someone with a disability?

Performance: There is a basic truth that you can never out perform your abilities but may underperform for a variety of reasons. The 4 prime considerations are: state of health; state of hunger; comfort of setting:& state of rest. The unrested individual is less likely to perform up to their ability level because vigilance to task will be off.Maintain the listed areas and effort produces better results. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why exercising is good for mental health problems?

Can you please explain why exercising is good for mental health problems?

Short and Sweet: Exercising provides the release of endorphins, natural opioids that create feelings of well-being. In other words, exercise releases "feel good" chemicals that influence positive mood, thoughts, and behaviors. When in doubt, exercise and this happens automatically, . ...Read more

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Is it more important to prioritize your physical health or your spiritual health?

Is it more important to prioritize your physical health or your spiritual health?

Personal Choice: The answer to this question lies within your own priorities. Spiritual dissonance within oneself can and does often lead to a stress response from the body. Humans are interactive biological organisms with a mind, body, spirit, and connectedness that all demand attention. Prioritize your meaning and purpose in life, and the other areas will benefit from your well being. ...Read more

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Are naps good for your mental health?

Are naps good for your mental health?

Naps: Some cultures hold afternoon naps in high regard for long term productivity and tension reduction. ...Read more