Health and Diseases

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Tamil Nadu (2020) Health and Diseases. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Abuses occur in a variety of forms and are deeply rooted in cultural, social and economic practices. Solving this global problem however requires a much better understanding of its occurrence, causes and consequences with context to sexual and childhood abuse, this is followed by substance abuse. Are people leading healthier lives in today’s modern world than their generations did in the past? For instance, smoking cigarettes, alcohol addiction, use of drugs, eating high fat and cholesterol rich diets, excessive intake of junk foods, reduced physical activity are some of the risk factors for illness and early death. The role of behaviour in health has been receiving increased attention in countries around the world. The health habits of the individuals and their behaviour influence the development of chronic and fatal diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and AIDS. These conditions can be substantially reduced by adopting lifestyles that promote wellness and protect their health by taking nutritious diet, regular exercise and by avoiding drugs, alcohol and smoking.

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Program: A publication under Free Textbook Programme of Government of Tamil Nadu
Learning outcomes: At the end of this lesson the students will be able to: �� Understand the types of abuses and associated behavioural changes. �� Gain knowledge of prevention and protection from child sexual abuse. �� Know the causes for drug, tobacco and alcohol addiction and its effects on health. �� Analyse the possible ways of de-addiction. �� Know about the diseases and disorders associated with lifestyle modification. �� Compare the features of Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes mellitus and relates the signs and symptoms. �� Explain the underlying cause and symptoms for obesity, heart disease, cancer and AIDS. �� Suggest remedial measures for prevention and control of these diseases and disorders. �� To create awareness among the individuals in the society to lead healthy life.
Access: Open
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicine; Health
Subjects: Physical Education
Family Life
Curriculum Level: Secondary Level
Syllabus: Fiji Education: Physical Education Years 9 - 13; Strand 3: Physical Activity & Social Development; Sub-strand: Physical Activity, Family Life Education Years 9 - 13; Strand 1: Human Growth & Development; Sub-strand: Family Health
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Depositing User: COL Staff
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 11:37
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 23:13

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