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Common diseases in ChildrenChildren get many diseases and illnesses, some genetic and others are transmitted via air, touch or droplet. Diseases and illnesses can be the result of a defiiciency of one of the 5 components of health. Some of these diseases can include obesity, depression or asthma. Some common childhood illnesses caught are chickenpox, mumps, or a cough.Obesity in children is a big problem worldwide, as 1 in 4 children is obese. This is caused by a high intake processed food, high in sugar and fat being easily available to them. Less and less children are excersising on a regular basis as a result of screentime and a sedentary lifestyle A Website for more info:

Physical HealthPhysical health is an essential part of the overall health of a person, including everything from physical fitness to overall wellbeing (Dictionary Definition)A person's physical health relies on mainly two things: how fit you are; and how balanced your diet is. Fitness is about your level of exersize, which is essential for your overall wellbeing. Without exersize, a person may develop long term health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Once a person develops these chronic diseases, it becomes more difficult for them to exersize, and this leads to a loss of confidence and bulllying. This in turn can lead to mental health problems, such as depression or even suicide. It sounds drastic, but it explains how fitness is key in our lives.Diet and nutition plays a big part in our physical health, as it provides our body with the energy and nutrients it needs to keep our bodies and minds strong and balanced.Mental HealthMental health is about how a person feels and copes with day to day life. A mentally ill person may be moody, have a short temper or be emotional. A mentally ill person may think differently, have anxiety problems or have trouble distinguishing whats real and what's not. Mental health problems devastate families, as many mental problems come from drugs, alchohol and domestic violence. Talk to a doctor or a psychiatrist if you are worried about your mental health.Mental Health Problems can be managed through:Good SleepFitnessBeing SocialGood NutritionGet a HobbyMore Info on Mental Health

Health MattersGood health and wellbeing is dependent on many aspects which work together to keep the body and mind balanced

Components of HealthPhysical HealthMental HealthSpiritual HealthCognitive HealthSocial HealthEnvironmental HealthAn imbalance in any of these can lead to several health related illnesses and diseases or just not a balanced lifestyle.

Social HealthSocial health is our ability to make friends, approach people and be confident in social settings. It can also refer to the health of a society, and how people are treated and behave towards each other.Along with physical health and mental health, which are about how well a person's body and mind function, social health is about how a person interacts with other people, as well as the consequences of these behaviours. Many people struggle with finding similarities in people, while some are just naturally shy.Environmental HealthEnvironmental health is how our surrondings can impact our health and welfare. For example, if you live in a city where the air quality is not good, it is difficult to exersize because of the smog. The quality of the environmental can have a huge impact on a person's physical and emotional well being. Another example of a bad environment would be a group of friends. You see them smoking and they try to pressure you into trying it too. This is an example of bad environmental health because you environment (your friends) are having a negative imapct on your health. It is important to stay strong in these situations as they can ruin your life. Thsi may sound gloomy but you can change your environment. If you feel uncomfortable about your friends group or your physical environment, take control. Make something happen, talk to your friends, find a gym, make a peaceful and secure workspace.If you are worried about your environmental surroundings, talk to a doctor or a trusted adult.Spiritual HealthSpiritual health is believing in a higher being, such as God. Your belief and how loyal you are to it is your spiritual health. Spiritual health is determines how peaceful you are mentally and physically. Peace can be determined by meditation or relaxation. Cognitive HealthCognitive health is how well the human brain learns and responds to things. It is also the basis of how well we organise, plan and complete activies. Cognitive health naturally declines with age, leading to illnesses like dementia and alzheimers. Low cognitive health in young children and teenagers comes more in the form of ADHD or autism.

Team sport promotes physical, social and mental health

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If you are feeling depressed or upset about something, tell a trusted adult. Many people believe there's shame in admiting their emotions. always be open about your feelings

Alternative Health ServicesNaturopathThey prescribe herbal remedies and diet changes.ChiropractorWork with muscles and joints to bring them into alignment for good health.AcupunctureA Chinese medical practice that uses needles inserted into muscular energy pathways to manage pain


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