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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.


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

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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