Flashcards in Public health workshop Deck (10):
Definition on public health
The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society
5 key health harming behaviours
Key messages for the public: smoking
Huge health benefits from stopping smoking
It is never too late to stop smoking, the earlier patient stops the better
More likely to succeed quitting using a combination of specialist behavioural support and pharmacotherapy than unaided
Key messages for the public: alcohol
For men and women who drink frequently: drink <14 units of alcohol; spread the max 14 units evenly over three or more days; have at least two drink free days a week
What is a unit of alcohol?
One UK unit is 10mL or 8g of pure alcohol
How to calculate alcohol units
Strength (ABV) x volume (mL) /1000 = units
Key messages for the public: healthy diet
Eat five or more portions of fruit or vegetables a day, a portion is what you can fit in the palm of your hand. Eat a balanced diet of the five different types of food, restrict your salt intake and drink plenty of fluids.
A poor diet can lead to...
Obesity in all ages
Key messages for the public: physical activity
At least 150 minutes of moderate activity a week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. Aerobic activity in bouts of at least 10 minutes duration, and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week.