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Chronic Illness May Affect a Child's Social Development

Chronic Illness May Affect a Child's Social Development | 3 Health factors promoting development and 2health factors impeding development | Scoop.it
Chronically ill children tend to be more submissive and less socially outgoing than healthy children, a new study shows.
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 A new study shows that chronic ill children are less socially outgoing than healthy children. Children who have physical restrictions and pain are particularly vulnerable.

When kids are out of school for long periods, they miss both cognitive and social learning.

Children with chronic illnesses are 30% more likely to develop depression, but parents can help manage symptoms by being aware of a child's depression and of the factors that may lead to it.

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Reasons to have your child vaccinated - Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Reasons to have your child vaccinated - Vaccinations - NHS Choices | 3 Health factors promoting development and 2health factors impeding development | Scoop.it

Why it's good for your child and the whole community to be vaccinated, and the dangers of not doing so

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Vaccination is an important step in protecting our children against of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

Vaccinations are quick, safe and effective. Once our child have been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight that disease more effectively if they come into contact with it. If a children aren't  vaccinated, they will be at  risk of catching the illness.

If more parents children have vaccinated, then more children in the community will be protected against catching an illness. This lowers the chance of disease.

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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air | 3 Health factors promoting development and 2health factors impeding development | Scoop.it

National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so.
Reasons a Parent Should Care:

Stronger bones and lower cancer risk: Today's "indoor kids" d...

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Children who spend time playing outdoors have a myriad of health benefits for example:

They have stronger bones and lower cancer risk because  intake of Vitamin D.

Doctors say an hour of play a day can reduce the risk of child obesity and diabetes that’s mean children have a  longer lifespan and healthier adult life.

Outdoor time in natural setting soothes kids and lower their need for medications because decreased hyperactivity and depression.

The healthy bodies and minds that come with outdoor play are better able to do well in school and they have Longer attention spans.

Children playing together outdoors are More creative (they use their own imaginations while playing) and Better at making friends.

A study by Cambridge University scientists also suggests that every hour spent outdoors each week can Improved eyesight.

Playing outdoors will also give children a greater appreciation for nature and wildlife.

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Fast Food Nutrition: Junk Food’s Effect On Your Body / Nutrition / Healthy Eating

Fast Food Nutrition: Junk Food’s Effect On Your Body / Nutrition / Healthy Eating | 3 Health factors promoting development and 2health factors impeding development | Scoop.it
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Fast foods and junk food nutrition are high in fat, sodium and sugar, which can lead not just obesity but diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Fast food and junk food don't contain adequate amounts of protein and good carbohydrates, blood sugar levels will drop suddenly after eating, leaving you feeling grumpy, fatigued and craving sugar.

The high levels of fat and sodium in junk food can cause high blood pressure or hypertension.  Sodium can also have a negative effect on renal function, even leading to kidney disease.

Over time, the high levels of sugar and simple carbohydrates in junk food can lead to type 2 diabetes. Eating too much sugar puts metabolism under stress; eating a lot of refined white sugar and simple carbohydrates, body has to pump up insulin production to prevent a dangerous spike in blood sugar levels.

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The Importance of Good Personal Hygiene

The Importance of Good Personal Hygiene | 3 Health factors promoting development and 2health factors impeding development | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why maintaining personal hygiene is essential; mailnly to prevent illness and disease but also to help maintain well-being and to increase confidence and self-esteem.
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Hygiene is very important for personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development.

 

Parents of middle childhood aged children will have been teaching children personal hygiene habits since they were little. These habits are vitally important to children's ongoing health and wellbeing, and this will help reduced risk of infections, disease, illness and even death.

Good personal hygiene habits help children present an attractive appearance to the world and their peers, for example, by washing frequently, wearing clean clothing and using deodorant, help minimize risk of being bullied at school an their self-esteem, confidence and motivation are better.

 

Good hygiene can lead to good health. 

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