Essay about Unhealte Health Promotion

I Introduction

Background of the study:
Health education and health promotion are means used to promote and improve the wellbeing of populations and helps health resources (cdc.gov 2011).However; it has not received the attention needed. The lack of attention come from a variety of reasons, including: limited understanding of health education by those working in this field; lack of knowledge of and consensus on the definitions and concepts of health education and promotion; and the difficulty health educators’ face in demonstrating the efficiency and showing concrete results of the practice of health education. Of course, there are many success stories relating to health education, particularly in the settings approach,…

However many organizations believe that the present generation and their offspring’s will age unhealthy compare to our parent’s generations (Nestle & Jacobson, 2000). The present generation will live sicker because they practice unhealthy behaviors. These behaviors include the social behavioral, environmental and economic conditions that are the root cause of poor health, wellbeing and illness. Although there are progresses made in health issues like smoking, safe sex, and more people are drinking heavily, less citizens exercise enough to maintain good health, and obesity rates have increased in the last years. Obesity is a major concern in American population which leads to many other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and heart attacks. I am concerned about the growth of obesity because I believe that healthy eating habits are the only solutions to healthy and prolonged…

Although obesity has been linked to major health problem, Food is generally essential part of human life, such that attempting to change people’s nutrition habits can be interference into their life culture, society, and relationships. For example, where I grow up, it is part of the life culture to share food for every important event. Moreover, Physical activity also has different meanings for different cultural and socioeconomic groups, with implications for exercise interventions. During the last 30 years, obesity numbers have more than tripled among adolescents. Many health issues like high blood pressure, high blood pressure and diabetes are related to being obese (cdc.gov 2011). Public health workers, with the assistance of parents have the responsibility to help put in place programs to prevent obesity. These programs should promote healthy nutrition, education and physical activities daily. As a parent of two, and also a future health care worker the growing problem of obesity constitutes an important crisis that concerns me. Everyday life changes can be easy with a combination of efforts to improve behavior, habits and awareness, and create environments that support good health habits (nih.gov 2015). We should be able to improve the way we eat, introduce physical activity to our daily schedule, and treat…