INTRODUCTION TO OHSM HEALTH INFORMATION DIGEST

INTRODUCTION TO OHSM HEALTH INFORMATION DIGEST

 

We, the management and staff of Occupational Health and Safety Managers (OHSM) want to use this opportunity to thank everyone for the co-operation with our medical team in making the Apapa Clinic functional and engaging. We are excited about this and it gives us further boost in our collective desire towards maintaining global best standards in healthcare practice.

The new global approach to healthcare is “right health information for the right population”, which has yielded results across many regions of the world. In our strategy towards upholding preventive health approaches to Medicine, we will be adopting this style by creating health information traffic within the user-group in Apapa Clinic population. The level of health information an individual has at his/her disposal is capable of influencing healthy behavioural decisions and lifestyle changes which ultimately culminate into improved and healthy behavioural pattern leading to good health outcomes capable of reducing hospital visits, absenteeism, increased productivity and personal fulfilment afterwards.

In our series of health information pool, we will be sharing the following content with you in the weeks and months ahead.

  • Healthy population
  • Social determinants of health
  • Making health personal
  • Common food sources
  • Healthy food and eating behaviour
  • Hunger and eating
  • Satiety and factors affecting eating decisions
  • Minerals and functions
  • Physical fitness and health benefits
  • 2008 physical activity guidelines
  • Sedentary behaviour
  • Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (N-E-A-T)
  • Built environment and physical activity
  • Sleep, stress and communication
  • Recommended hours of sleep
  • Inadequate sleep and health risk
  • Improving your sleep environment
  • Sleep diary and tips for healthy sleep
  • How much sleep is enough?
  • Insomnia and dysomnia
  • Sleep and cognition
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep and stress
  • Healthy management of stress
  • Personal Action Plan for Stress (PAPS)
  • Health literacy and importance
  • Media and influence on food choice
  • Healthy weight
  • Prevalence of obesity and overweight in adult and children
  • BMI categories
  • Health implication of excess body fat
  • The concept of energy balance
  • Weight loss strategies
  • Disordered eating and eating disorder
  • Malnutrition
  • Infectious diseases and prevention
  • Risk factors of infectious diseases
  • Reducing risk of infectious diseases
  • Immunity
  • Chronic diseases
  • Hypertension and physical activity
  • Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (D-A-S-H) Diet
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Modifiable and non-modifiable risks
  • Heart failure
  • Diabetes: Types and causes
  • Modifiable and non-modifiable risk
  • Management of diabetes
  • Nutrition and diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Nutrition and dementia

This space hopes to be exciting and we will be coming up with a number of new information on emerging workplace illnesses.

 

Ehi Iden

Chief Executive Officer

 

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