Brexit is Bad for Britain’s Health
According to doctors, leaving the EU is really bad for Britain’s health. There is a group calling for Britain’s public to have one last say on the terms of the deal. The British Medical Association (BMS) said that the deal should be placed to the public “now that more is known regarding the potential impact of Brexit on the NHS and the nation’s health”. Dr. William Sapwell, who is behind the motions, released the statement saying:
“The fact is that the government is woefully underprepared to ensure the United Kingdom’s health and wellbeing is secure in time for the self-imposed deadline of 29 March 2019. Brexit is bad for Britain’s health. Let’s put that on the side of a big red bus and once we have made that clear, the public should vote on the deal.”
The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing supported the call for the public to have one more say on Brexit. Many believe that Brexit could be a disastrous act for Britain in every sector from economy to health. The professionals are speaking about the negative impact that Brexit may have not only on patients but healthcare professionals as well.
Science: Weight and Health
There’s always been a strong link between weight and health. While we do know that excess weight is associated with many health conditions, we are not always that sure about why. Needless to say, that if you want to lose weight, the right approach is not starving yourself, but helping people to focus on exercise and eating healthy. The main focus should never be modifying specific physical attributes.
When we talk about health and weight it’s important to say that it’s not healthy to perceive excess of weight as a moral failing. It’s cruel for someone to treat the problem in that way. It can even be dangerous.
Although, it seems that the most dangerous thing you can do for your health is to be fat (and smoke). Being overweight can be linked to at least 13 health consequences from type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure to stroke and several cancers, and many more.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), almost 70% of adults in the US are overweight or obese. The obesity epidemic is becoming a real problem in the US and many other countries around the globe.
What experts are realizing now is that there is no straight and simple explanation on why people who are overweight are more likely to have a chronic illness. This means that focusing solely on weight loss might not help that much.
When we are only focused on losing the belly fat or getting thinner, that doesn’t mean that we will be healthier. The focus should be on leading a healthier life.
Why is Volunteer Work Good for Your Mental Health?
In the world we live in, we only do something for our loved ones or if we are going to be paid. Of course, many people are ready to help others and feel empathy for those in need.
Through something such as volunteer work, it seems that we are helping others but there is also a great feeling of fulfillment when you are involved in volunteer work. The need to have a purpose in life is almost as strong as a physical need. Many of those who help others have a feeling of purpose and don’t feel like they are wasting their lives.
Volunteer work can be helpful to create new connections and friendships with people who share our values or passions. Think about the passions you have in life. It might be animals, the environment or poverty. Give your time to organizations who need your help, to be closer to a goal that you want to reach for your community. Maybe it’s not the best idea to reach out to organization where you don’t feel like you are passionate enough about the issue. Although, we all care about our environment and other beings in the world, dig deeper into your soul to find out how you would like to contribute to your community for local and global outreach. The benefits for you and your self-worth and mental health are countless.