Concept of Health and Promotions

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3BACKGROUND.............................................................................................................................4CRITIQUE AND DISCUSSION.....................................................................................................4RECOMMENDATIONS................................................................................................................6CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONHealth promotion can be defined as the process which helps in improving their health. Itmoves around the individual’s behaviour for the wide range of environmental and socialinterventions. In this essay, the topic which is chosen regarding the health promotion is Obesity.It is important to promote health and education in the family, youths and children's care (Seo &Park, 2010).The health promotion concept is built on cultural and social understanding of illnessand health. Health promotion helps people to increase control on health by inter sectoral andadvocacy action. Promotion and health education both aims to improve access to information andservice related to health, it also provides information in relation with various diseases in thecommunity. People who are better informed and educated have better information access aboutillness.BACKGROUNDCurrent health condition of the indigenous families regarding obesity is based on variousfactors. The creation of the obesogenic environment ( factors that make people obese andoverweight), is applied all over in UK, but situation becomes complicated for many indigenousgroups who are from different social, geographical, infrastructure and economic background.Effect is regarding availability and choice of food. (Papini, 2015). With different aspects ofindigenous health, historical, social, economic, geographical and infrastructural factorscontribute in the obesity and overweight among indigenous people, but it has analysed somegenetic factors which also contribute in it. Traditional population who had hunter gatheringlifestyle has developed the insulin for resistance to give response to 'feast and famine' conditions.In the environment where the food is abundant and physical activity is less, thrifty genotype willlead to rapid gain in weight, diabetes and obesity.The diet of traditional people consists of high protein and low sugar, thus the diet waslow in density of energy and was high in the nutrient density. In contrast of such healthy diet, thediet of the indigenous people is high in the saturated facts and refined carbohydrates. Obesity isthe major population in the indigenous population. Almost two fifth of the indigenous people ofthe age 15 year or above are in the range of normal weight, but 29% are obese and 28% areoverweight.
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