Health And Health Of The Uk

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suggests there is an estimated 11.9 million people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the UK because of their lifestyle. People are being urged to consider their health and ways to improve it. For example, the online quiz ‘how are you?’ helps participate assess their health and offers advice when needed. Advice being how they can eat better, be more active, stop smoking and consider their alcohol consumption. Therefore, age can be a contributing factor for health as older people are seen as being busy at work and with their families, that their own health is the least of their priorities.

Occupation could also contribute to poor health. Health and Wellbeing (2016) conducted medical research that concluded working hard …show more content…

34% of 16-34 year olds currently visit a gym. While there is a similar proportion of women visiting a gym, there is a subtle gender difference. However, women are almost four times more likely to be currently on a diet. Therefore, there are subtle differences between genders, with a higher number of men being members at the gym and more women being on diets.


Ontology is the philosophical study of existence or reality. A branch of metaphysics concerned with identifying things that ‘exist’. Whether or not the social world is external or something created from an individuals subjective viewpoint (Bryman, 2008). Objectivism believes in one true reality through social facts. The approach used is social constructivism. As reality is different for everyone with no fixed truth as meanings are subjective on the individual. For example, people having different perceptions on what is healthy. We are aiming to understand which decisions influenced their opinion on who are the healthy.

Epistemology is a branch of philosophy that is concerned of the study of knowledge (Bryman, 2008). Positivism is the testing for the absolute truth, favouriting quantitative methods. (Jary and Jary, 2000). Interpretivism believes in experiences of truth/perspectives. It also favours qualitative methods of finding subjective meanings. The approach

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