FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2

2011

FAKULTI PENDIDIKAN PEMBANGUNAN MANUSIA (PROGRAM PENSISWAZAHAN GURU/PJJ)

SEMESTER 1/2011 FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATIONS

ASSIGNMENT 2-ESSAY TOPIC (IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE)

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NO. MATRIK PELAJAR GROUP NAMA NO. KAD PENGENALAN E-MEL NAMA PENSYARAH

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D20111049478 EL-D01 ZABIDAH BINTI IBRAHIM 640620-03-5382 zaby656@yahoo.com.my Dr. Abd Ghani bin Abu ( K00067 )

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Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living being. mental. A healthy lifestyle involves eating and drinking right. and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The aggregation of personal decisions that can be said to contribute to. it is the general condition of a person in mind. But today. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense as "a state of complete physical. lifestyle. and entertainment." The term "healthy" is also widely used in the context of many types of non-living organizations and their impacts for the benefit of humans. including their background. and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle by being physically active. consumption. a number of other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals. we are going to focus on healthy lifestyles. or cause. body and spirit. injury or pain (as in “good health” or “healthy”). sleeping and resting adequately. As a human we should keep our health in a good condition as it can help us too. it is a bundle of behaviours that makes sense to both others and oneself in a given time and place. a person should practice behaviors that could lead to positive outcomes. usually meaning to be free from illness.int/topics/health_policy/en/). illness or death.0 Importance of Practicing A Healthy Lifestyle Public awareness of personal health and fitness has grown tremendously over the last few decades. and economic and social conditions (http://www. including social relations. In addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings. In humans.FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 1. One can attest the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.who. To enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Based on definition of lifestyle in medical term. The following are ten simple lifestyle habits that can increase longevity significantly: Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 2 .

FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 10 SIMPLE POSITIVE LIFESTYLES HABITS Physical Activity No Tobacco Use Healthy Eating (Diet) Maintaining Decreasing Amount of Stress No Alcohol (Substance Use) Taking Personal Safety Measures (Prevention) Surrounding With Healthy Relationship (Socialing) Enough Sleep (7 to 8 hours) Having Knowledge About The Positive Environment (Positive Thinking) Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 3 .

and a better quality of life can be enjoyed. A well balanced diet is important for a healthy lifestyle to avoid these health issues.FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 Figure 1. use organic and conventional food will make sure that we have something fresh in our food. cancer and high cholesterol. preferably all days. (Bragg & Bragg. Preventative health care such as regular screening. Be active everyday and put at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most. Preventative health measures are one of the best ways to ensure that you do not succumb to serious illness. actually we already build a benefit for our self. as evident by the growing number of overweight and obese individual. Eating healthy allows the body to operate more efficiently. stresses or emotional upsets.0: Ten Simple Positive Lifestyle Habits From the habits. maintaining a healthy weight and boosting your energy. Healthy eating and physical activities /exercises will help in the prevention or maintenance of sugar levels thus lowering the chance of developing diabetes and other illnesses. so that the numbers of visits to the doctor’s office related to digestion or the lack there-of are kept to a minimum. Eating in the right nutrition and something with the grown without pesticides. Exercise has a number of benefits including improving your mood. Not only an adults to know about the healthy lifestyle but for our child be exposing to the way of this good habits to improve their behavior. Do a regular moderate exercise. diabetes. Exercise is probably the second most important aspect to change. 1999) Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 4 . Reduce the size of your portions at each meals and reduce your intake of soda and caffeine. personalities and ability to learn.Physical problems are not caused by tension. reduction of risk factors and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of heart disease. reducing chronic health problems. Unfortunately many people ignore the need for good nutrition. You will soon start to notice that you feel healthier and have more energy.

According to the National Women's Health Information Center. blood vessels. to break the hormonal cycle that can get "stuck" and produce chronic problems.0 Benefit/Importance of Healthy Lifestyle. bones and immune system. Day –To. controlling stress can help you avoid anxiety.womenshealth. cancer and arthritis. for optimum heart function. as well. heart disease. Avoid from smoking means that you had run away from facing with lung cancer.FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 2. restricted mobility. exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle for its effect on bone and muscle strength and heart health. Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 5 . Growth and Aging Besides the nutrition needed for cellular growth. Pain. inviting disease. Reducing stress is important. Performing weight-bearing exercise. organ failure and an early death are some of the life-threatening events that you can avoid by maintaining your health through good habits. Stress relievers such as sleeping well and enjoying time with friends add to your happiness as well as your health.Day Happiness People who make time in their schedules to relax and unwind enjoy better mental and emotional stability.gov). Preventing Disease Poor nutrition and lack of exercise promote weight gain and place strain on or weaken the heart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relate that 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise per week improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Following a healthy lifestyle that maintains your weight shows your children how to fulfill their bodies' needs as they grow up. reduces your risk of bone fractures as you age. A healthy lifestyle can help you avoid chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. depression and mood swings that affect your relationships at home and at work (http://www.

The U. fractures and shortness of breath when you do ask more of your body.S. such as the iron necessary to make hemoglobin in red blood cells. (http://www. at least at a basic level. protein. fatty acids. Daily exercise helps you to burn off all the calories that you consume and remain at an appropriate weight. To Safely Maintain Weight Good nutrition and exercise work together to help you achieve a healthy weight without sporadic dieting.FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 Overview Your body needs dozens of nutrients every day and the strength to utilize them just to stay alive. Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 6 . an anemic condition reduces your blood count. fruit and grain -. Staying healthy through exercise keeps your muscles and bones strong yet pliable and your heart and lungs fit. and your body cells may not get the oxygen and nutrients that they need via the blood.provides a steady nutrient and calorie intake. When you get what your body needs. your good health supports these processes and accepts daily challenges. allowing you to avoid the cycle of deprivation and excess. If you become deficient in any one nutrient. you will be more prone to sprains. your health will suffer.womenshealth. vegetable. carbohydrates and vitamins from your diet. Eating healthy meals derived from all the food groups -dairy. digestion and all your other metabolic tasks require a balance of protein minerals. as well as to do all of the things you need to do.gov/fitness-nutrition/) To Avoid Injury and Pain Your body must be physically challenged every day in order to keep up its musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary strength for common and high-intensity activities. If you don't work out. Department of Health and Human Services considers 250 minutes of aerobic activity and two sessions of muscle-group strengthening per week adequate for fitness maintenance. strains. To Meet Daily Demands Brain function. In the case of low iron.

healthy people tend to get colds and flues less often and are less likely to develop asthma and allergies IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLE • • • • • • • Growth and Aging Day-to-Day Happiness Preventing Disease Overview To Meet Daily Demands To Avoid Injury and Pain To Safely Maintain Weight • To Prevent Illness Figure 2.0: Importance of the Healthy Lifestyle Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 7 .FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 To Prevent Illness Adequate but not excessive body mass reduces your risk for many diseases. According to the National Institutes of Health. Individuals who remain at a healthy weight have less chance of contracting type 2 diabetes. cancer and heart disease than those who are overweight. and a nutritious diet strengthens your immune system to fight off the viruses and other threats to which you are exposed.

regular exercise and a positive attitude. Healthy active living is the only real way in today’s society to increase one’s chances of having not only a long life. It’s much simpler to stay healthy then to repair our health in the wake of acute or longterm injury and illness avoiding stressful situation. being surrounded by supportive friends and family and keeping your brain challenged. Everything we eat and done will affect our health. We will gain benefits from our habit and the way we control ourselves. Zabidah binti Ibrahim /D049478 Page 8 . Healthy living is a combination of many things. Healthy active living is a lifestyle. There are many things we can do to improve our quality of life. Taking care of your body and feeling pride in your accomplishments can improve both your physical and mental health. including good nutrition. Feel good now and age will longer by making a healthy lifestyle your top priority. you will surprise that we can lower our risk of illness. as healthy populations live longer are more productive and save more. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress. but the best possible quality of life as well. Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. as we already have the biggest life expectancy rate ever.FIK 3042 ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION 2 2011 3. A better quality of life can be enjoyed for the rest of your life. It is an ideal all people should do their best to reach at all walks of life.0 Conclusion Once we implement a healthy lifestyle.

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