Prioritizing Health: Exploring Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Nature, and Mental Health

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In this article I want to write about the topics of the project Health is Wealth ,which are healthy eating, nature, physical activity and mental health. Unfortunately more than half of european people is overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are the one of the main causes of death in Europe indeed who is affected by it is more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Those disturbances are caused from physical inactivity and from a bad nutrition. We should reduce the consumption of processed, very caloric and nutrient poor foods and eat healthier foods, especially more fruit and vegetables and should not buy meat from factory farms, where animals are treated badly and the meat is often of low quality. It should also reduce the time people spend on screen-based and sedentary leisure activities by promoting physical activity. Physical activity is very important and should be a priority for everyone. Reduces the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain or joint pain. Strengthens muscles and joints and increases the capacity and elasticity of the respiratory system. The benefits obtained with training affect both physical and mental well-being. Physical activity can boost self-esteem, improve mood, improve sleep quality, and reduce the risk of stress and depression. The depression is an increasingly common disorder among adolescents and people with this disorder don’t appear as sad as a lot of people think, but are usually very irritable and angry. The most frequent symptoms of depression are detachment from friends and relatives, loss of interests, difficulty concentrating and above all suicidal troughts. Around 4000 people commit suicide in Italy due to depression. Mental health is just as important as physical health. In my opinion, a good way to improve mood is to divert attention from phones or computers and be in contact with nature for a while because in this age of technology it is always ignored by most of the people.

Francesco Giovanni Badolato

Jump Team

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