British Embassy Open Day Healthcare Quiz
British Embassy Open Day
UFCH was present at the British Embassy Open Day on Saturday the 16th of September 2017. Not only was it there with its Wheels for Life mobile bus clinic but it also hosted a health care quiz. Thank you for all the participants who took part in the Quiz we are sure that your knowledge of the UK Healthcare system was excellent and you had no issues answering the one bonus question on United Foundation For China’s Health, below you can check your answers:
Results: 1-A; 2-D; 3-B; 4-C; 5-C; 6-B
A little information on the prizes to be won:
The Body Mass Index (BMI) This is a measure of the body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. It can be calculated using the body height and weight of an individual. The BMI attempts to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in an individual, and then categorize that person as underweight, normal weight, or obese on that value.
Important Fact People of Asian descent have different associations between BMI, percentage of body fat, and health risks than those of European descent, with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease at BMIs lower than the WHO cut-off point for overweight, 25 kg/m2, although the cutoff for observed risk varies among different Asian populations.
These are the common BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5Normal weight = 18.5–24.9Overweight = 25–29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Consequences: The BMI ranges are based on the relationship between body weight and disease and death. Overweight and obese individuals are at an increased risk for the following diseases:· Coronary artery disease· Dyslipidemia
· Type 2 diabetes
· Gallbladder disease
· Sleep apnea
· At least 10 cancers, including endometrial, breast, and colon cancer.
· Epidural lipomatosis
Among people who have never smoked, overweight/obesity is associated with 51% increase in mortality compared with people who have always been a normal weight
The children who came enjoyed playing doctor and patient with their parents, this helped in reducing the fear that children have about going to visit the Doctor.
Blood Pressure & Heart Rate Blood pressure and heart rate are two different entities, but are closely related. The heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in a minute. Blood pressure is the measurement of the blood force against the arterial walls.
What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries to maintain healthy blood circulation to the entire body. The measuring unit for blood pressure is mmHg (millimeters of mercury). The reading includes two numbers; systolic pressure (pressure when the heart contracts) and diastolic pressure (pressure when the heart rests). The optimal blood pressure is 110/70 mmHg and the normal blood pressure (among most healthy individuals) is 120/80 mmHg.
What is a heart rate? Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute to fulfill energy needs of every cell in your body from head to feet. It is a single number, the measuring unit for heart rate is BPM (beats per minute). The normal healthy heartbeat is 60 BPM.
The normal resting heart rate in adults is 60 to 90 BPM. Athletes often have been resting heart rates of below 60 BPM. The low pulse rate in athletes is due to their ability to pump a higher volume of blood per beat (i.e. higher stroke volume).
Elevate heart rate has an associated with elevated blood pressure, increased risk for development of hypertension & diabetes and all-cause mortality.
BMI, heart rate, blood pressure where some of the check ups offered during British Open Day by UFCH
United Foundation for China’s Health and Wheels for Life Bus at the British Open Day 2017 with the motto Spirit of Youth. Please visit our website if you wish to get involved in the work of UFCH. As a volunteer, a partner or even a sponsor, healing brings hope and you can heal and help in many ways. We hope that everyone who attended the event had a fun experience learning about healthcare at our booth and enjoyed the company of our staff and volunteers.