Q. 144.0( 4 Votes )

Explain giving reasons.

(a) Balanced diet is necessary for maintaining healthy body.

(b) Health of an organism depends upon the surrounding environmental conditions.

(c) Our surrounding area should be free of stagnant water.

(d) Social harmony and good economic conditions are necessary for good health.

Answer :

(a) To keep good health, we should eat a balanced diet containing adequate (proportionate) amounts of all the essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats (lipids), vitamins, minerals, water and roughage. Unbalanced diet causes malnutrition. Proper nourishment maintains the health of all the body systems including the immune system. It should be done on continuous basis.

(b) Health of an organism including human beings depend upon the surrounding environmental conditions Public Health Services ensure clean environment around our dwellings and protection from outbreak of diseases. They ensure removal of garbage, drainage and sewage services, proper drinking water, unadulterated food articles, vector and pest control, vaccination and other health care services. If these services are insufficient or faulty, the health of individual citizens is bound to be adversely affected despite taking the best balanced food and keeping the best personal hygiene. It is because, infection is contracted from others and is connected with uncontaminated food.

(c) Stagnant water (of pools, ponds) is habitat of larvae of many types of mosquitoes. It is also source of many water borne diseases. Therefore, stagnant water should not be present in and around human habitations.

(d) Social equality and harmony are required for participating in one another's joys and sorrows, helping the others and receiving help at the time of need. There should not be any sort of mistrust, worry and mistreatment of each other. This would make everybody in the community happy and healthy. It will lead to overall happiness of the society.

(ii) A proper nutrition is essential for good health. Poverty is the root cause of nutritional disorders (i.e. malnutrition and undernourishment) in our country. There should be proper earning in order to provide food to everyone in the family. For a good earning there should be opportunity for a proper job for which the bread earner has been trained. Therefore, a proper training for job, a good job and subsequently good economic conditions are needed to maintain health of the individuals.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
About Vaccine Development!52 mins
Antibiotics and Vaccines38 mins
Quiz | Why Do We Fall illFREE Class
Quiz | Why Do We Fall ill?33 mins
Lakhmir Singh | Part-1 (Why do we fall ill?)42 mins
Why do we classify organisms?44 mins
Quiz on How do we move?39 mins
Quiz | Free Fall35 mins
Get to Know More About Free Fall45 mins
Quiz on Democracy What and Why?35 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses

Why we should not eat uncovered food?

Dr. P.S. Verma & Dr. V.K. Agarwal - Biology

What are signs of disease?

Dr. P.S. Verma & Dr. V.K. Agarwal - Biology

Name the enzyme present in tears which prevents eye infections.

Dr. P.S. Verma & Dr. V.K. Agarwal - Biology

Differentiate between acute and chronic diseases.

Dr. P.S. Verma & Dr. V.K. Agarwal - Biology

What is full form of ORS?

Dr. P.S. Verma & Dr. V.K. Agarwal - Biology