Fitness and Exercise
Exercise is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle because it helps maintain a healthy weight, keeps bones and muscles strong and maintains heart health. The types of exercise most suitable varies at different life stages, for example during pregnancy, and also for people with health conditions like heart disease or obesity. Read more about Exercise.
Lifestyle has a remarkable influence on our health. It influences the health of every body organ, from the eyes to the reproductive system. Read more about how lifestyle is associated with a range of health conditions.
Keeping the family healthy can be a challenge. Creating a healthy, happy lifestyle with good nutrition, physical activity, love and support is essential for good family health. For the best possible family health, a healthy lifestyle should begin before you conceive your first child. Find out more about lifestyle and Family Health.
Mental health is about keeping the mind healthy and happy. Medical conditions like schizophrenia can have a negative impact on the mind, but daily life events that cause stress, anxiety or sadness cause many mental health problems. Find out more about keeping the mind healthy and maintaining Mental Health.
Sexual health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and to the social and economic development of communities and countries. Sexual health, when viewed affirmatively, requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging such as infections with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), reproductive tract infections (RTIs), sexual dysfunction, sexual violence etc.
Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. Oral diseases and conditions account for most of the oral disease burden. They include dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) diseases, oral cancers, oral manifestations of HIV, oro-dental trauma, cleft lip and palate, and noma. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in oral health can be reduced through public health interventions by addressing common risk factors such as promoting a well-balanced diet, reducing smoking, encouraging The use of protective equipment when doing sports and travelling, proper use of fluoride etc.
Food, Nutrition, Body Image
Nutrition, the process of eating and nourishing the body with food, has a remarkable influence on one’s health. It’s important to eat a wide range of healthy foods, but also to avoid unhealthy foods, to ensure the body stays healthy and to avoid health conditions like diabetes, obesity and erectile dysfunction. Read more about Nutrition and health.
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational health and safety or staying healthy at work covers everything from avoiding exposures to chemicals and infectious diseases, to balancing work life and parenting responsibilities. Staying healthy at work is an important component of every healthy lifestyle. Read more about Occupational Health and Safety.
Smoking, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption is both associated with significant long term health risks like cancer and heart disease. It can be difficult to quit drinking alcohol or smoking and it’s important to be familiar with the health risks and strategies which can help you quit. Read more about Smoking and Alcohol.