1. Regular exercise helps in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Regular physical activity can reduce blood pressure in those with high blood pressure levels. Physical activity also reduces body fatness, which is associated with high blood pressure.
2. Apple promotes the health of the heart
Apple contains plenty of soluble fibre; high intake of soluble fibre reduces absorption of cholesterol and bile acid (which are also rich in cholesterol) from the small intestines, thereby reducing blood cholesterol level. When soluble fibres are broken down by bacteria in the intestines, some fatty acids released are said to reduce the production of cholesterol by the liver. By lowering blood cholesterol, fibres help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Apple also contains plenty of potassium which helps to prevent irregular heart beat and to reduce risk of stroke.
3. Heart Disease and Stroke.
Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure, raising your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (good cholesterol) and lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels (bad cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart’s working capacity.
4. Eating Disorder is a mental illness
Eating Disorder is a mental illness characterised by abnormal eating habits; the affected may eat very little with excessive weight loss or eat too much or have other abnormal eating habits.
The condition can negatively affect the overall health of the individual. Eating Disorder is not common in the general population but it is there and has a significant mortality ratio. There are several types of Eating Disorder but three are most prominent. Eating Disorder is more common in the Western world and Asia, among high income earner; the prevalence globally ranges from less than 0.01 per cent to 4 per cent. Females aged 15-19 years are most affected; other groups with fairly prevalence include Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals. Caucasians are more affected than non-caucasians such as Africans and Hispanics/Latinos.
About 95 percent of cases are female; Eating Disorder is therefore, in the main a problem of young white female from middle- and upper- class.
The incidence of Anorexia nervosa has been on the increase in the last two decades but that of Bulimia nervosa has been on the decline.
5. Meningitis spreads from person to person
The way meningitis spreads from person to person depends on the agent that caused the disease. If caused` by bacteria, it will spread through coughing, sneezing if close to the sick person or discharges can be blown as droplets later to other persons. It can also spread through kissing, sharing lip sticks/lip savers, tooth brushes etc.
If caused by a virus, it spreads by faecal (Stool) contamination of hands resulting from failure to wash hands thoroughly after using the toilet or changing baby diapers. There are other means of spread but these two are the most important.
6. Measles is the biggest killer among the vaccine preventable diseases.
Among the vaccine-preventable childhood killer diseases, measles is the worst; accounting for 50-60 percent of deaths from that class of diseases.
It affects about thirty (30) million persons annually with about half a million deaths, mostly in countries like Nigeria. The other vaccine preventable diseases are TB, polio, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and diphtheria. You can easily save your child from this disease and the others.
7. Pneumonia is an airborne disease
Pneumonia is an airborne disease, it spreads through droplets, dust containing the causative agents, and contact with articles contaminated by discharge from sneezing or coughing. Careless spitting on the ground can become a source of infection if the spit contains the agent. When dried up and becomes part of the dust, one can breathe it in following a wind. In a crowded place, one can also breathe in droplets from sneezing and/or coughing.
8. White meat is a source of high quality protein
White meat is meat from chicken, turkey and other birds; it is a rich source of high quality protein. It does not have haem which erodes the lining of the intestines and does not have the saturated fat of red meat. It has not been incriminated in bowel cancer and heart disease.
However, cholesterol is contained chicken, turkey and so on. However, the skin of poultry is most high in cholesterol, consequently, chicken should be skinned (that is, remove the skin) before eating it. This is not easy but we must discipline ourselves because the skin is quite delicious.