As a Chronic Illness Minor and NursingMajor, I have learned that being healthy is extremely important.
The Boucher Prevention Prenatal articlewas a great resource to look at and learn about growing and developing into ahealthy person from conception. Takingcare of myself and my family is crucial in today’s society. The HBO documentaryWeight of the Nation Part 3: Children inCrisis explained that childhood obesity is becoming an incredibly hugeissue in today’s society. Growing up, I was always the bigger friend in mygroup.
I know exactly how so many young children feel today. I know if I wasbullied in school for my size back then, many young ones are going through thisnow and are turning towards food for comfort just like I did. Times havechanged since then, and children are becoming meaner and not caring about whatthey say. This has to change for our future healthcare leaders and policymakers.As a society, there are so manypossibilities that we could be doing to promote healthy eating habits andmaintaining a healthy lifestyle. One thing we could do is instead ofcriticizing one another for making unhealthy choices, we could hold one anotheraccountable and use one another as a support system.
I myself have started this method whiledieting at college. My roommate and I help one another to stay on track. Iencourage my roommate to stop eating so many sweets as I am told I need todrink more water and not to snack so much. I love the idea of teamwork, justlike society should learn to adapt to that to help our children. Society playsa huge role with certain factors including the way race is being used in the Caprio reading in the module.
Just because we have different races, societyshouldn’t pressure that race to do anything different from other families. Anyfamily can go through hard time, my family has gone without certain thingsplenty of times due to financial reasons.Being a health care professional isextremely challenging in itself. It iseven more challenging when it comes to trying to prevent future outcomes of ahealth epidemic. Some challenges that healthcare professionals face today isreaching out into communities and taking matters into our own hands. Helpteaching children learn a healthy lifestyle throughout the community is one ofthe best things for a child. When our children today get to see other childrendoing the same thing as them, they will want to follow in their footsteps.
Iwas always involved in extracurricular activities growing up whether it besoftball, volleyball, cheerleading, or cooking classes. These activities helpedme learn the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Without the opportunitiesI was given, I may not know how to fuel my body the way it should be fueled.Being a part of a team, I was taught not only proper eating but how to have asupport system that is reliable just like I use with my roommate.As a future healthcare professional,my role is huge in the way this epidemic will play out. I want to get rid ofthis epidemic by changing things in my community like in The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation article.
Getting more families involvedin programs together will help them realize that you only get one body in thislife. I know my parents taught me to love, care, and treat my body the rightway even as a little kid. I want to educate families to do that as well. As aperson in society, my role is very important. I am always asking people iftheir lifestyle is relatively healthy or not in a respectful way. I encouragechildren in my mom’s classroom to go outdoors and not stay in front of atelevision.
I enjoy playing with them and letting them know that this is agreat way to exercise and is a start to become a healthy person. I lead animportant role in society by doing so many of these things. Everyone shouldtake action!