Healthy diet and physical activity are certainly the basic pillars of or existence. However, they need to be fundamentally supported by certain lifestyle factors. That’s almost common knowledge by now. But: there is new research and evidence to back this! Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you have learned, inter alia, from our previous blogs and other publications, the 2 pillars carrying sound health are appropriate diet and physical exercise. Leaves us with the question, on which fundament these 2 pillars are resting on.
SOCIAL LIFESTYLE FACTORS – VERIFIED BY NEW RESEARCH
Eating and moving our body right requires appropriate circumstances in daily life we may not want to overlook from a life-long socioeconomic, political and cultural perspective. Such as where and when being born, growing up, live, work, and age. With special reference to those social circumstances surrounding us in our contemporary daily life.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO).
I.e., taking care of ourselves just medically covers not more than 10-20% of our health situation according to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. For the balance (80-90%) social implications are responsible, like the following.
…is overall important to finance not only appropriate medical treatment but also to support different lifestyle factors, healthy diet included.
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ODPHP).
In fact, life expectancy of those living in countries with appropriate economic stability is skyrocketing by 19 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Unfortunately yet, 10% of the U.S. population live in poverty, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
That’s why ODPHP has launched a program named Healthy People 2030 with focus on
To support citizens in need to pay not only for appropriate healthcare but complementary for appropriate (health-related)
According to research at the University of California in San Francisco, CA, data from the U.S. and Europe indicate that there is indeed a strong relationship between health status and education based on individual income. Especially as people may not get an appropriate education already at young age and beyond, lacking appropriate funds.
Leading finally to heart disease, diabetes and depression in many cases. Aggravated by stress.
As supported also by ODPHP.
Getting together with family members and colleagues at workplace does also have an impact on health, according to ODPHP. With special reference to our mood and self-esteem – both an impact on health. In good or bad, depending on the quality of this relationship. Not to overlook that a lack of social interactions at all may lead to the feeling of loneliness with impact on our health, accordingly. For kids and adults alike.
To avoid or overcome negative situations, the above mentioned Healthy People 2030 campaign helps by supporting social care and activities, thus reducing also depression and anxiety. Especially for kids and folks with disabilities, who are lacking manifold social contacts otherwise.
It is manifold underestimated how many people live in crime-ridden and environmentally disturbed areas with – yes – a direct impact on their health.
Not only in their private sphere but also at work (e.g., when affected by secondhand smoke, just to mention one example).
With less chance to overcome at least in outdoor cases where public economic impact plays a role.
It is easier to react indoor in favor of a toxin-free environment in cases of, inter alia,
according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
IN A NUTSHELL
Healthy diet and physical activity are certainly the basic pillars of or existence. However, they need to be fundamentally supported by certain lifestyle factors according to latest research and verified by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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