Health and Nutrition

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Subject: Health and Nutrition Lecturer: Mr. Andre Collins Assignment: A written report on the Health and Nutrition Course Table of Contents: Introduction……………………………………………………..1 The importance of proper nutrition…………………………..2-3 My attitude before the course………………………………..…4 My attitude after the course………………………………….....4 Nutritional habits over the period of the course……………….5 My commitment to nutrition in the future……………………...6 A one week diet plan……………………………………………7 Appendix……………………………………………………8-10 Bibliography…………………………………………………..11 Introduction: What is Health?? Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (The World Health Organization). It is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Overall health is achieved through a combination of physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being, which, together is commonly referred to as the Health Triangle. Health is metabolic efficiency while sickness is metabolic inefficiency. No one is totally healthy or totally sick, each of us have a unique combination of both. What is nutrition?? Nutrition is defined as the study of nutrients in food and the body’s handling of these nutrients. The composition of the body exists due to the nutrients you have eaten. The body parts change continually and we continually use these nutrients. The relationship between nutrition and health: The relationship between nutrition and health is complex. Not only does poor nutrition contribute to poor health, but poor health may place an individual at nutritional risk. The importance of proper nutrients: Healthy eating habits are beneficial to everyone’s well-being. However, these habits can become even more important to your daily routine when making an effort

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