– Recognition of Issues – 2015

August 27, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

Health and Environment leads the issues concerning life and habitat.

Health is important for survival.  Healthy living contributes to productivity and quality life.

The fundamental facilities like clean drinking water, sanitation, proper accommodation and health care access are lacking for scores of inhabitants across the globe.

Political, economic and social complexities deprive locals from basic requirements in life.  Above all warfare and internal turmoil disrupt normal state with enormous toll on health and infrastructure.

In the urban areas, health is affected from eating habits, lifestyle, stress level and surroundings including common genetic factor and general well being.

Healthcare costs still remain unaffordable for vast majority in the developed and developing nations worldwide.

Accordingly, the nation prioritizing national health would strive for universal health service without preconditions and restrictions to people from all walks of life.

The healthy choices in food are available now compared to a decade ago.  This is a preliminary step towards recognition of health as critical for existence.

However, greater efforts and actions are required in enabling population in lower economic strata with similar consumption. Obviously price is the bottom line for many with inflation reflected in food market.

Regrettably, healthy food is relatively expensive than unhealthy products leaving significant mass susceptible to health problems.

Multinational Corporations (MNC) dominance in food manufacturing beginning with farming, harvesting, sales and distribution hinder incentives to farmers in growing organic foods and produces availability at reasonable price.

In fact, organic food could be cheaper upon high market demand long stymied by MNC monopoly in agriculture commodity trade and food supply.

The corporations focus on profits over consumer health exacerbates conditions for vulnerable segments in society.

Corporations could make profits and achieve targeted earnings without compromising on healthy options especially the ingredients in various food merchandises with potential harm increasing health risks to average citizen and regular patrons.

Government agency such as food and drug administration effective measures and timely interventions on any serious violations are instrumental in averting food related health crisis.

The food and premise inspection of restaurants and food merchants sometimes evade responsibility due to corruption.

In developing nations, the street hawkers and vendors observing plain guidelines in food handling and safe practices would eliminate exposure to known and unknown health woes for customers in this category.

Briefly, health cannot be neglected for any reason. Simple decisions to improve health by checking on diet and physical activity could enhance living standard.

There are many form of exercise suitable to individual preferences and the one that cost nothing is walking leaving no excuse for sedentary routine.

Yoga is balanced with meditation for mental relaxation that complements overall benefits in mind body function.

Health and Environment are directly linked with clean, healthy, innocuous and secure atmosphere imperative for life sustenance on planet.

Environment pollution and contamination is a major challenge resulting in preventable illnesses regardless of age.

The contributions in promoting health and environmental status will be highlighted and honored for continued progress in this field.

Environment topic will be presented shortly.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant











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