Bingo, “46.3 million people in the U.S. are uninsured,” according to the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau. In the past month, I have taken my grandma back and forth to the hospital and to the pharmacy. She had slight bronchitis and was prescribed with medicine. She was shocked to hear that one of her medicines would have costed $310, but she only had to pay $3.10 because she had health insurance. She had complained to me about the prices of medicine and the trips she had to the pharmacies when I had to remind her that she was lucky that she head health coverage because others die sick and can’t afford health care. This goes to show that health care is a major concern. Therefore, there should be free health care available for all Americans because it is affordable and the nation can afford it. The nation can afford free health care with the aid on cutting back on other expenses. War constitutes as a “moral hazard” to many and thus finances could be redirected from war to hospitals (ProCon.org). Investing in artillery can lead the nation into a “financial ruin” in which the money could be used for medical aid. With these things in consideration, war can be expensive and rerouting resources to health-aide can easily afford free health care. Likewise, cutting back on any other expense can achieve free medical attention. (Develop more Loza) Healthy citizens equal to longer life spans. With the advent of free health care, citizens of the U.S. can be free of illness’s which can deter them from having a longer life cycle. As well with anyone else, “lacking health care can lead people to suffer” from various symptoms which can affect those and those around them. Also, those in “bad health” can have easy access for medical attention when needed. Furthermore, the need for a healthy lifestyle can be attained faster through free health insurance. With this in perspective, the convenience of free health care can equal to a longer life. (More for Loza) Providing free health care coverage to all citizens will help contribute to our economic productivity. When Americans have easy access to health care, they tend to live longer lives simply because they are not waiting to be seen until they are chronically ill. Americans should have this as a right; “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being...” (Procon.org). Because it will help avoid many of the chronic diseases that we have acquired in this lifetime. When a citizen is chronically ill their contribution to Americas growth decreases. Developing healthy Americans will only result to contributing to our society for a longer time. Which in term, creates jobs to help better our money circulation. Lessening the medically-related financially troubled. Guaranteeing these rights will enable us to work freely whether it be at a low or high cost. In addition to economic productivity, providing welfare is increasingly important. Having this free to Americans will alleviate diseases, stress, anxiety and other symptoms that will disable Americans. Life presentation is clearly important. Our citizens need to be able to function appropriately in society in order to contribute. But often times that is not the case which leads to other underlying issues of our country. This will also decrease the ailing individuals which will prevent families from working which in turn stops production. “Declaration…
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These grungy-looking roots are naturally sweeter than any other vegetable, which means they pack tons of flavor under-neath their rugged exterior.
Why they're healthy: Think of beets as red spinach. Just like Popeye's powerfood, this crimson vegetable is one of the best sources of both folate and betaine. These two nutrients work together to lower your blood levels of homocysteine, an inflammatory compound that…
diet to the recommendations received by the Food Guide Pyramid, it is nothing like what I thought it was. I am over and under on most of the food groups breakdown. I was expecting to see more positive results in my diet; I thought that I ate a healthy diet most of the time. The grain food group as a whole, I was just one ounce under. I ate ½ of an ounce of whole grains, whereas I ate 4 ½ ounces of refined grains. Therefore, I need to consume more whole grains and less refined grains. Vegetables…
skeletal disorder that weakens the bones significantly. Osteoporosis affects every race, gender, and background. There are many new methods that have been introduced that aid in the prevention of osteoporosis. Some preventative measures include a healthy diet, exercise, and certain vitamins and medicines. Organizations have been created to help educate people on the disorder and increase the chances of prevention.
Osteoporosis is Latin, meaning holes or pores in the bones. It is…
death rate of lung cancer as women.
•Men have approximately 1 1/2 times the death rate of colorectal cancer as women.
•More than two-thirds of men are overweight or obese.
•Among Americans overall, at least 58 million have some form of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, and 8.2 million Americans alive today have a history of cancer.
Why eat fruits and vegetables?
•Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fiber your body needs.
•They are packed with hundreds…
their favorite foods in order to be healthy. Visualizing foods as bad or unhealthy is not the goal. It is natural to want unhealthy foods, but by reducing portion sizes the craving for those foods becomes less and less. Moderation is the key in a healthy diet, feeding the body a balance of fats, carbs, proteins, and other essential nourishments in order to function correctly. A sensible diet is primarily about feeling good, having more energy, and maintaining a healthy body, all of which can be accomplished…
The Solution to Eating Healthy
In the United States of America, we face a serious problem. The dietary choices of the United States are by far the worst in the world. About a third of our population ages fifteen and over suffer from being obese and overweight. From the looks of it Warner assumption is going to more than likely be true Many problems contribute to these factors but among then they are, an excess of fast food chains found in the street, low income budget for the citizens, and last…
March 13, 2015
Exercising and Being Healthy
A large study has shown just how sluggish American children become once they hit their
teen years. The study found that as children grow older, they engage in less physical activity.
Lately people in general have been lacking exercising and not having enough nutrients in their
body. By the ages between fifteen and eighteen, less than one third teenagers exercised for one
hour on weekdays. Just seventeen percent exercised for a full hour on weekend…
BECOMING A HEALTHY
BY: MADIE SPIRES
Fruit- 1 ½ cups
I usually eat a banana or orange in the morning. Also, for lunch I always bring
strawberries, mandarin oranges, etc.
Veggie- 2½ cups
I typically never eat vegetables, and if I do it’s either beans or corn during dinner.
Grains- 6 ounce equivalents
I usually eat toast in the morning. I eat a sandwich or some type of pasta for
lunch and also sometimes for dinner.
Protein Foods- 5 ounce…
decade, the trend for healthy eating has been making its way into America. Individuals have become more health conscious and the shift in their diet has had a huge impact the food, snack and beverage industry, including PepsiCo. “The trend of Americans making healthier lifestyle changes, such as eating better and exercising more, shows that the U.S. population is taking the necessary steps to becoming a healthier nation,” said Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of American Public Health Association(APHA)…
surgery and pills to rid individuals of their weight has been popular for some time now, but those can be considered short term solutions, so it is time for the people of America to realize that a diet and exercise are the permanent solution to a more healthy life.
Merriam-Webster defines obesity as a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body. Melissa Healy of the Los Angeles Times states that, “In the last 15 years, Adult obesity rates have doubled or nearly…