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Life orientation

Grade 8

Physical development and movement

Module 15

What is true health?

Activity 1:

To make you aware that there are factors that are either advantageous or disadvantageous to all living organisms

[lo 1.3]

  • Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

A human being is an entity consisting of body, mind and spirit

This module focuses on the physical development of the human being. Because a human being consists of far more than simply a body, we cannot concentrate only on the physical aspects of our being. I can still remember my old school motto (although I am not so sure of the Latin spelling): Mens sana in corpore sano . This means: “A sound mind in a sound body.” I believe very strongly in this saying, even if my Latin isn’t so wonderful!

  • Back to the module…

What is true health? It is the pleasure of having a full life, because the body, the mind and the spirit function optimally. It is the ideal state in which every living organism should exist. But as we know only too well, ideal and reality do not always agree. There are all kinds of pests, diseases, too little time to exercise or to relax, pollution, stress…. All these things rob us of optimal health. And it is not only

human beings that are affected – all organisms on earth are harmed by these factors.

There are, however, ways of getting closer to optimal health. First of all we should examine the everyday things that are more or less under our control. To follow a healthy lifestyle, the following is essential: a balanced diet, sufficient and regular exercise, sufficient sleep and rest, stress management mechanisms, good interpersonal relationships and a visit to a health care professional when necessary.

  • Answer the following questions:

1. Name the factors that could prevent one from having optimum health. Use your own words if possible to show that you really understand the passage.

2. Is it only humans who are harmed by the above-mentioned factors? Discuss this matter in class and then give your answer. A “Yes” or a “No” is not enough.

3. What is necessary for one to have a healthy lifestyle? Do some research and then compile a list of at least 10 points.

4. Class discussion. Is the average South African a “couch potato” or not, and if he/she is, what should we try to do about it? Write a summary of the class discussion in the space below.

Assessment

Learning outcomes (LOs)

LO 1

Health promotion

The learner will be able to make informed decisions regarding personal, community and environmental health.

We know this when the learner:

1.3 describes what a healthy lifestyle is in own personal situation, as a way to prevent disease.

LO 4

Physical development and movement

The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and participate in, activities that promote movement and physical development.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 plans and participates in as adventurous recreational outdoor activity;

4.4 designs and plays target games;

4.5 investigates and reports on gender equity issues in a variety of athletic and sport activities.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Life orientation grade 8. OpenStax CNX. Sep 12, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11048/1.1
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