In the 21st century, we have seen health hazards that history has never observed. Covid -19 has turned the world upside down and consequently, people have become extremely health conscious. This has given rise to the concept of health literacy.
What is Health Literacy?
Health literacy refers to the skills necessary for an individual to take health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others by using information and services to maintain good health. It saves our time and money.
Health literacy helps us to prevent our health problems, protect us from diseases and leads to better management of health problems when they arise.
Benefits of Health Literacy at Home
- Enhances the lifestyle
- Produces a healthy environment
- Reduces clashes between family members
- Promotes a healthy relationship
- Makes the bonding stronger between the family members
- Increases life expectancy
Benefits of Health Literacy at Work
- Low absenteeism
- Reduce stress
- Increases productivity
- Improved work performance
- Increases employee retention
How Do People Become More Productive with Health Literacy?
Health literacy helps people to become productive in many ways. It helps to diagnose and monitor health issues quickly. The knowledge of health helps to understand what our body needs and how to maintain it. It increases the self-confidence of the person in how to take care of himself and understand the importance of Nutrition.
Summing up, health literacy is worth its weight in gold. Taking this into consideration, our state and national government should prioritize health literacy and make it a part of public education and other programs that relate to health care.