COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Health and Lifestyle
Course Code: 
15HUM234
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Health and Lifestyle' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Health

Health is wealth; Role of lifestyle habits on health; Importance of adolescence; Stages, Characteristics and changes during adolescence; Nutritional needs during adolescence why healthy lifestyle is important for adolescence. Eating Habits - eating disorders, skipping breakfast, junk food consumption.

Practicals - Therapeutic Diets

Unit 2

Food and Nutritional Requirements during Adolescence

Fluid intake; nutrition related problems; lifestyle related problems, Role of physical activity; resting pattern and postures, Personal habits – alcoholism, and other tobacco products, electronic addiction etc

Practicals - Ethnic Foods

Unit 3

Need for a Positive Life Style Change

Peer pressure & procrastination, Stress, depression, suicidal tendency, Mini project review and viva, Whole portions revision.

Practical - Cooking without Fire or Wire-healthy Snacks

  • B. Srilakshmi, “Dietetics”, New age international (P) ltd, publishers, 2010.
  • “Nutrient requirement and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians”, published by Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR, 2010.
  • K Park “Textbook of preventive and social medicine”, 2010. WHO Report on Adolescent Health: 2010