Guidelines For Helping Americans Make Healthy Choices

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1. I believe the two most important guidelines are chapter 6,Helping Americans Make Healthy Choices, and increasing our consumption of vegetables, fruits, and calcium, discussed in Chapter 4. If we continue to help Americans make healthy choices, and make those choices visible to communities, we might be able to get more people physical active and therefore have a healthier country. Increasing consumptions of vegetables, fruit, and calcium will reduce your risk of many chronic diseases, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Calcium, fruits, and vegetables make your body stronger and maintain your body, without them your body becomes weak. http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Vegetables.aspx 2. Disease is a medical term, used to describe the presence of some clinical pathology, which is utilized to therapy and diagnosed by a clinician. Illness is a lay concept used to describe when a person experiences biological alteration in the body. It is an individual response to physiological and psychological stimuli. There are people who have abnormalities in the body and don’t feel any illness, or people whose tissues don’t experience changes but they don’t function well. I believe they can exist in the absence of others, if you are ill it doesn’t necessarily mean you are fighting a disease. While, you could have a disease but don’t experience illness. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2080455/) 3. Health is defined as “A set of attributes that allow a
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