Personal Responsibility: A Plan to Promote Healthy Practices

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Personal Responsibility: A Plan to Promote Healthy Practices Health care issues are gaining more and more attention in the recent years. The reason of such an importance given to health related issues is the well being of the society which is dependent on the health of people.


Health departments, welfare agencies and other concerned people are considering the awareness of health risking factors and behaviors as a bridge to a prosperous and healthy life. However, the awareness does not ensure healthy activities and behaviors. It is a person’s accountability and responsibility for his/her own health which may promote healthier and happier society. For a healthy nation, everyone has to be personally responsible for his/her own health. Once the population at large, starts taking personal responsibility in regards to health care, the nation would become less prone to disease and health risking factors. Many educational and awareness programs have been established to make people aware of the health risking factors. There interventions and awareness programs, however, are limited in their reach due to unavailability of schooling, education and other sources to everyone around the country. Moreover, knowing something does not ensure practical applicability of that knowledge. These interventions, efforts and programs limit their reach to the knowledge phenomenon and lacks practicality of that knowledge. ...
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