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Commentary - Journal of Public Health and Nutrition (2022) Volume 5, Issue 1

Personal health practices and coping skills on individuals can prevent diseases and promote self-care.

Davit Weldekidan*

Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Davit Weldekidan
Advanced Biomedical Sciences
Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: 04-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. AAJPHN-22-104; Editor assigned: 06-Jan-2022, Pre QC No. AAJPHN-22-104(PQ); Reviewed: 20-Jan-2022, QC No. AAJPHN-22-104; Revised: 24-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. AAJPHN-22-104(R); Published: 31-Jan-2022, DOI: 10.35841/aajphn- 5.1.104

Citation: Weldekidan D. Personal health practices and coping skills on individuals can prevent diseases and promote self-care. J Pub Health Nutri. 2022; 5(1):104

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Introduction

The physical environment has a significant impact on one's health. Contaminants in our air, water, food, and soil can cause a number of health problems, including cancer, birth defects, respiratory disease, and gastrointestinal problems, at certain levels of exposure.

Housing, indoor air quality, community design, and transportation system design all have a substantial impact on our physical and psychological well-being in the built environment. When it comes to defining self-care, several organisations and scholars take a health-oriented perspective. The ability of people, families, and communities to promote health, prevents disease, maintains health, and copes with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider, is according to the World Health Organization [1].

Self-care

Self-care is a comprehensive, multidimensional process of purposeful engagement in practises that promote healthy functioning and boost well-being. Essentially, the phrase refers to a purposeful action taken by a person to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Self-care can take many different forms. Unfortunately, many people consider self-care to be a luxury rather than a necessity. As a result, they're overloaded, exhausted, and ill-equipped to deal with life's inevitable obstacles. It's critical to review how you're caring for yourself across various domains to ensure that you're taking care of your mind, body, and soul [2].

Self-care, according to this definition, comprises everything connected to maintaining physical health, such as hygiene, nutrition, and seeking medical attention when necessary. It refers to all of the steps a person can take to manage stress in his or her life while also looking after his or her personal health and well-being.

Checking in with oneself and asking how you're doing and what your body needs is part of self-care. Some people use it to cope with upsetting news reports, while others simply utilise it to maintain their happiness on a daily basis. Self-care means different things to different people. Different people will practise self-care in different ways, and your own concept of self-care may evolve over time.

Personal health practices and coping skills

Individual acts that prevent diseases and encourage self-care, coping with obstacles, increasing self-reliance, addressing problems, and adopting health-enhancing choices are all examples of personal health practises and coping skills. Individual choices are included in lifestyle choices, but so are the effects of social, economic, and environmental factors on people's health decisions [3]. According to research, the socioeconomic contexts in which people live, learn, work, and play have a significant impact on their life choices.

Individuals can prevent diseases, practise self-care, and make health-promoting decisions. Individual choices are included in lifestyle, but so are the effects of social, economic, and environmental factors on people's health decisions. The socioeconomic contexts, in which people live, learn, work, and play have an impact on personal life choices. On modifying patient behaviour, there is more information available. Clinicians may find the Life Expectancy Calculator useful in helping patients understand some of the elements within their control that can help them improve their health status.

A growing body of evidence exists regarding what makes people healthy. In 1974, the Lalonde Report established a framework for the primary elements that appeared to influence health status: lifestyle, environment, human biology, and health services. Much has been learnt since then that both supports and refines and develops this basic foundation. There is rising evidence that medicine and health care have a limited impact on population health, and that spending more on health care will not result in considerable further gains. On the other hand, there is mounting evidence that other elements, such as living and working situations, are critical for a healthy population [4].

Income and social status; social support networks; education; employment/working conditions; social environments; physical environments; personal health practises and coping skills; healthy child development; biology and genetic endowment; health services; gender; and culture are among the key factors that influence population health, according to the evidence.

Each of these components is significant in and of itself. At the same time, the variables are linked. Low birth weight, for example, is linked to issues not only in childhood but also in adulthood. According to research, the mother's income level and the baby's birth weight have a substantial association. The influence is not limited to those who are the most economically disadvantaged. On average, kids born to mothers at higher income levels had larger birth weights than those born to mothers at lower income levels. This indicates that the issues are not just due to poor maternal nutrition and poor health practises linked with poverty, despite the fact that the most serious issues occur among the poorest. Factors such as coping abilities appear to be important [5].

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