A healthy lifestyle helps us attain our goals, including work, education or learning how to dance. Everyone should have the opportunity to be as fit as they can be, regardless of what their status, the place they reside or what their circumstances are.
Our health is affected by a myriad of factors that go that go beyond health care. Health care only accounts for 10% to 20 percent of what determines our health. Alongside lifestyle and genetics numerous social factors work together to influence the health of an individual as well as the community. Together, the social factors which affect our health (income education, health as well as social connections and housing) make up as much as 40% of the factors that keep us healthy.
The amount of money is available, affects the location we live in, the our food choices, as well as our activities of leisure. People with higher incomes tend to live longer and have greater overall health.
Higher education leads to greater income and the ability to know what is healthy for us. Together, income and education are key factors in determining our health, as well as the health of our families as well as our community.
Healthy relationships and social connections aid people in coping with tough times. The support of family, friends or coworkers, religious or sports groups can help prevent or mitigate health problems.
Affordable housing in secure areas with easy transport access is a major factor in the well-being and health of an individual.
Food Security refers to having access to healthy foods that is able to meet your personal and cultural requirements, leading to healthy living. The people who can’t purchase healthy food items tend to suffer from bad health.
Building Capacity For Equity
Because social factors impact our health, how the resources are distributed in our communities can result in various health outcomes for various groups of people. We think that this isn’t fair and that public health plays a part in pointing out the differences in health outcomes between different groups of people , and in cooperating with communities to ensure healthy possible for all.