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Unit 4 > Factors positively influencing health and well-being

A person's health and well being is affected by a number of different factors.

  • Candidates should know about  factors that contribute positvely to health and well-being such as:

- a balanced diet (e.g. improved immunity, feeling healthy controlling weight)

- adequate rest and sleep (e.g.    improved concentration, refreshes body, restores energy)

- regular excercise (e.g. improved fitness, weight control, circulation, mobility)

- supportive relationships (e.g. friends, family, professionals, improved self esteem, self worth)

- adequate financial resources (e.g. social security benefits, free prescriptions, free dinners,

  pension, mobility allowance)

- stimulating work, education and leisure activitiy (e.g. improve mental ability, valued)

  • Candidates should know about  the importance of these factors to individuals throughout their lives.