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WAYS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OBJECTIVES 1. To explore ways of improving health and wellbeing 2. To Assess difficulties that might occur when starting and a healthy lifestyle 3. To outline sources of support
What aspects can we improve on to better health and wellbeing? And HOW?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. DIET EXERCISE WEIGHT HOME/WORK ENVIRONMENT ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION SMOKING DRUG USE SEXUAL PRACTISES DRUG USE
DIFFICULTIES/BARRIERS? What difficulties might be encountered in starting and keeping to a healthy lifestyle?
DIFFICULTIES • Getting started: setting realistic goals, getting support and professional advice • Time commitment/finding the time to exercise: • HOME/WORK/LIFE commitments • Motivation to start/sticking to plan •
HEALTH PLANS Setting Realistic Targets When drawing up a plan to improve health and wellbeing it is important to include REALISTIC targets not only to motivate the person following the plan but also so progress can be monitored. SMART?
WHAT DOES SMART STAND FOR?
SUPPORT What is support? ? ? What is formal support? Informal support?
SUPPORT STRATEGIES 1. 2. 3. 4. Support: listening Empathy Encouragement Advice and guidance. People following a health improvement plan need support in maintaining a positive outlook. This support can either be formal or informal.
FORMAL SUPPORT Types of formal support: � Doctors � Health specialists � Counsellors � Support groups � Youth workers � Teachers � Career advisers � Human resources department
INFORMAL SUPPORT • • FAMILY FRIENDS PARTNERS WORK COLLEGUES