So many families consider family health as been tertiary, not even
secondary. The reason behind this experience or behavior is still
unknown to me. I have been opportune to visit several families, and I
discovered that these families are suffering from one illness or the
other, although its not noticeable. Accumulation keeps stacking up;
certainly it will surface one day. A family consists of parent and their
children, or a group of people that are related by blood or marriage.
The health or well-being of every member of a family will make healthy
family and, to a large extent, a healthy community.
refers to the state of being free from mental or physical illness. It
may also be seen as a state of being free from diseases. And in the same
direction, any deviation from normal state of health is subsequently
refers to as disease. No society according to research is free from or
is without disease, but it can be prevented, controlled and managed if
proper health and safety preventive measures are taken at the right
MEANING OF PERSONAL CLEANLINESS
is the practice of keeping and preserving yourself, and making your
surroundings clean, in order to prevent diseases. Ensuring that your
surroundings are always clean and free from dirt can be very funny, but
considering the advantages, nobody needs to school or educate you
WAYS OF MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH
Some ways of maintaining good health are;
Exercising the body
- Eating a balance diet
- Maintaining personal cleanliness
- Having enough rest
- Avoiding harmful habit such as smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Avoiding the use of drugs
EXERCISE AND HEALTH
is physical activity carried out to improve health and fitness.
Exercises such as jumping, running, walking, playing games, and carrying
heavy weights have ways of creating tension in the muscles of the body,
and these make them move well.
EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON FAMILY HEALTH
- It increases the rate of heart beat which, in turn, helps to remove waste material from the body.
- It aids relaxation and sleep.
- It helps to build up and strengthens the muscles.
- It prevents constipation, by aiding bowel movement.
- It helps the body to generate heat.
- It increases breathing rate, and therefore strengthens the lungs.
FOOD AND HEALTH
is any substance that is taken into the body either directly or
indirectly to nourish the body. Food is very significance and vital
because it provides us with energy to carry out our daily activities. It
is also necessary for growth to take place. A balance diet is
essentially needed to maintain the health of the body.
diet is a meal that contains all the six classes of food in the right
proportion. The classes of food are carbohydrates, protein, fats and
oil, vitamins, mineral salts and water. For life total perfection
without error or malfunctioning, there is need for proper intake of food
materials or substance that can prolong life and should be primarily
free from impurities.
How do we maintain personal cleanliness is
up to you in your respective domain? Personal cleanliness is the
practice of keeping the body clean, or the act of maintaining the, such
that it is free from disease. Personal cleanliness can be maintained by
some of the methods described below
Cleaning of the skin
The skin covers the entire human body, and should be washed regularly
with soft soap or toilet soap to prevent body odour, scabies and other
diseases. Body cream should also be applied after washing to moisturize
the skin and keep it shining. Bathing or cleaning of the skin should be
done twice daily, early in the morning, and at night before retiring to
Cleaning of hair
The hair should be
washed regularly to prevent parasites such as lies and fleas. For males
their hair should be cut low and , after washing, hair pomade needs to
be applied accurately. For the females their hair needs to be washed
regularly, plaited, braided or kept low as desired.
Cleaning of the hands and nails
the hands with soap before eating, after use of the toilet, or after
handling dirty things. Nails should also be kept short and clean to
prevent microorganisms and dirt from lodging underneath.
Cleaning of the teeth
teeth should be cleaned at least twice daily, in the morning before
breakfast, and at night before going to bed. with either a toothbrush
and paste or chewing stick, to remove food particles which may encourage
the growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause odour.
Cleaning of clothes
and hygiene clothes should be put on every day. They should be washed
and ironed before they are worn again. They are massive benefits from
wearing clean clothes, on several occasions, wearing dirty clothing’s
has resulted in uncountable disasters.
Cleaning of shoes
should be cleaned regularly with a piece of cloth to remove dust or
dirt. Then they should be polished to look neat. Once in a while, shoes
should be spread in the sun after usage to avoid or prevent infections
such as athlete’s foot.
Advantage of maintaining personal health
When one sees family health as been significant and keeps personal cleanliness, the following advantages are gained:
Social confidence and acceptability
Reduction of medical expenses
Consequences of poor hygiene (Disadvantages)
When personal cleanliness is not maintained, the following are bound to occur, in some severe cases, these are the results;
Low self- esteem
More expenses on medical treatment
Method of keeping the Home clean
home and its surroundings should always be kept clean at all times to
maintain and preserve one’s health. Bushes around the houses should
always be cut regularly to significantly prevent the breeding of disease
vectors such as mosquitoes. So that there should be free flow of water.
all the rooms in the home, including the bedrooms, living rooms,
bathrooms and the kitchen. Floors should be swept regularly. Furniture’s
should be dusted, and disinfectants should be used in cleaning the
bathrooms and toilet to prevent the subsequent breeding of disease
Waste bin or popularly referred as dust bin should always
be emptied from time to time. The floor should be mopped regularly to
make it clean and tidy.
extensive research, it is of no doubt that a good and healthy family is
achieved by effective personal cleanliness strategy.
cleanliness is the practice of preserving oneself, and keeping ones
surroundings clean and tidy. This practice usually involves the whole
body, and this is done in order to achieve or prevent diseases and keep
the entire body healthy, fits and dynamically sound. The consequence of
poor hygiene is massive, ranging from several diseases, poor health, low
self-steem and high medical bills. It is also pertinent that the homes
were we dwell and its surrounding’s should be kept clean and tidy
always, in order to maintain good health.