Health And Development

For its part, development can break the perfect circle of feedback between poverty and ill health. Economic growth makes it possible to have more resources to finance the improvement of ENVIRONMENTAL health, public health campaigns, and, above all, the establishment of a health system whose health services also cover the most vulnerable sectors, for example, by extending PRIMARY HEALTH CARE.

Also, social development programs, such as education and literacy programs, have been instrumental in raising the level of health by facilitating improvements in nutrition, hygiene, and REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. Socioeconomic development, particularly if it equitably reaches the population (although this is not usually the case), also allows improvements in housing conditions and other essential services.

Investments in health are justified not only because this is an essential element of well-being, but also because of purely economic arguments.

Good health contributes to economic growth in four ways: it reduces workers’ production losses due to illness; allows the use of natural resources that, due to diseases, can be entirely or partially inaccessible and unexploited; increases the schooling of children and allows them a good learning, and frees for different uses those resources that otherwise would be necessary to allocate to the treatment of diseases.

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The Impact Of Development Policies On Health

It is important to recognize that many development policies designed to improve the quality of life and economic conditions of communities can have unexpected health effects.

Although development projects are currently paying more attention to their impact on health (for example, based on the objectives of HUMAN DEVELOPMENT and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT), other projects and policies continue to threaten health. 

Uncontrolled urbanization and industrialization expose the population to new risks: work accidents; exposure to toxic substances; contaminated rivers; radiation; air pollution by transport and by industry; industrial noise, etc.

Agricultural programs that at the macro level can help countries to feed locally can have harmful effects for the health of workers and residents in the area, such as those derived from the chemical pollution of fertilizers and pesticides (see GREEN REVOLUTION).

They can also increase exposure to diseases such as malaria or sadomasochist, which is sometimes favored by poorly controlled irrigation practices.

In short, these phenomena that are usually part of the development processes can lead to changes in the epidemiological profiles, that is, in the types of diseases that the population suffers.

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The fact is that people eat the food of poor quality, which is greatly affected by the enormous pollution in the 21st century.  It affects all spheres of our lives and definitely the way the fruit and vegetables are grown.

Besides, unless the product is completely organic and grown in controlled conditions, you can never know just how many pesticides were used during the process. Mass production of food has led to a great use of sugar and additives that have a negative impact on our health.  Quality food can be purchased at a greater price and that cannot be afforded by everyone.

In order to make sure that you consume all the nutrients your body needs to function properly, it is highly recommended to use supplements.  It is well-known fact that people who eat fish more than three times a week have better health. The population that consumes fish on a regular basis suffers less from diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the healthy heart and proper functioning of the brain.  Of course, it is always better to take all the nutrients from the food but in cases when the nutrition is poor, supplements can be a great substitute.  Vitamins such as B complex are crucial for all kinds of a natural process in the body, particularly for the healthy nervous system.

The great effect of sports and fitness on health

Our bodies are meant to stay active and engaging in sports activities will be beneficial for you on so many levels.  Besides the obvious benefits such as the way person looks, there are also many other. The stress level goes down, the mood improves and the weight stays within normal range limits.

Engaging in sports activities at least for a couple of times a week can have a very positive effect on the quality of sleep, the focus you maintain during work and your overall health.  It is a great way to get all the negative emotions out, lose the tension and completely clear the mind.

With various activities available such as Pilates, yoga, kickbox, running and so many others, you will surely find something that you like and enjoy doing.  It is something to look forward during the day, to do something good for your health, but also to spend some time alone or with the friend.

Talking about friendship or being partner, working out in the gym, outdoor jogging or running, playing tennis or some physically exerting exercises while aiding your results with naturally produced gear or supplements and healthy drinks can be have far reaching benefits.

It is a quality time that every person should have.  It is also a matter of culture to maintain health on the highest possible level and be a productive part of society.  It is one of the ways to be the best you can be and have a quality life.

One thing leads to another, so people who engage in sports activities, start paying close attention to the food they eat, the way they sleep which all leads to nurturing happier thoughts and leaving all the negativity behind.  It certainly pays off in so many different ways.

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