People in Rural Areas Experience Better Health Than Those in Urban Areas

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People in rural areas experience better health than those in urban areas. Compare and contrast the social constructs of these populations. The people living in urban and rural areas have varying social constructs for health and physical activity. This is due to the different social circumstances of the community and the location of which they live in. People living in rural areas- living in a characteristic of farming or country life, in comparison to urban dwellers- Of or belonging to a city or town often have insufficient access to health services, recreational facilities, exposed to harsher environments and have relatively poor health education. Rural communities often have good social and spiritual health. While people living in…show more content…
They also have greater health facilities available to them such as gyms and netball courts. Emotional health is also positively affected from living in a higher economic society compared with those living in rural societies. Individuals are more likely to receive better education and less likely to have financially instability causing dangerous emotional such as stress and depression. People living in higher class societies often forget to, or don’t have time to develop their spirituality. Rural and urban areas both have the same amount of social health available to them. They both have the opportunity to develop good relationships with their family members and other people within their society. Although, people living in rural areas often have a small knit community so they are able to develop and maintain relationships easier then those living in the big city. Therefore due to the different lifestyles and resources available, individuals living in rural and urban areas both struggle to achieve and maintain optimal health in all components. As evidence suggests, those people living in urban areas are more likely to have better health than those living in rural areas. This is due to their financially security, developed health education and the facilities available to

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