Health Problems Associated With the Workplace
Health is a condition of mental, physical and social well being in which infirmity and illness are absent. It is essential to lead a healthy lifestyle for optimum health, but how can we determine what is good for us? To attain and maintain the ideal condition of health, it is necessary to have an idea of the three prominent components of health:
A sound mind and body-mind works together as a whole to enhance one’s quality of life. A healthy body is equivalent to a sound mind and body, so a healthy diet and proper exercise can improve health. A fit body is also an efficient use of space, and energy, and can reduce medical bills. Health education is important for everyone to understand their role in maintaining good health. It is recommended that everyone should educate themselves on effective general health, nutrition, exercise, and preventive care at an early age.
Prevention against diseases and conditions can be better managed through healthy diet, regular exercise, and regular visits to healthcare professionals. When people who are healthy to get sick, they tend to get better quicker than those who are ill. Prevention against diseases and conditions has been a major component of public health for many years. However, with the increase of stress and pollution, physical activity and health education are now becoming more important.
The definition of “mature” has become more vague since there are many definitions for “healthy” and “old.” In our culture it has become more acceptable for the term “overweight” to be used instead of describing someone’s weight or obese. This may have led to an increase in the cases of some serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. The definition for “overweight” should actually be “unfit,” because everyone is not obese.
The word “disease” has been used a lot too. While most diseases are avoidable and preventable through good nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle choices, disease is something that we cannot avoid. Even if we can prevent disease, we may not always be able to stop an illness from progressing to a more serious state. In the United States, we often refer to someone with heart disease as having a heart condition, even though this disease may have no clear symptoms. Because the disease progresses so slowly, its definition may also need to change over time.
Public health and occupational health issues are intertwined. People who work in healthcare occupations (gynecologists, nurses, therapists, etc) deal with women’s health, as well as that of men (men and women). Women and men equally suffer from cancers of the cervix, ovaries, lungs, stomachs, lungs, colon, gallbladder, liver, and breast; from common colds; from parasites; and from allergic reactions to chemicals in food, detergents, shampoos, hair dyes, drugs, inhalants, cosmetics, foods, and water. Women may also suffer from breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, gallbladder disease, herpes, and genital warts. Occupational health problems also affect those who provide services to the public, such as in schools, nursing homes, prisons, and hospices.