What A Healthy Life? Essay

1295 Words Feb 15th, 2016 null Page
Prompt: Do all human beings have the right to full access to opportunities that enable healthy lives? Make sure to discuss what a "healthy life" entails

Human beings should have the right to full access to opportunities that enable healthy lives. I use the word “should” in lieu of “do” because in the world we live in now, access to a healthy life is seen as a privilege instead of a right. To dissect this topic further, a basic understanding of a “healthy life” must be defined. A healthy lifestyle is a lifestyle that, “...includes not smoking, eating a healthful diet, exercising, and maintaining optimal bodyweight” (Gorelick 904). Most of the world, does not fit into the category of being privileged, which ensures access to basic necessities such as healthy food options or even clean drinking water. Living a privileged lifestyle in a developed country facilitates that ability to abide by the rules specified by Gorelick. As a matter of fact, many people in the United States also don’t even have access to these items. In this essay, I will address the inability for all countries to provide a way for their population to have a healthy life and address possible reasons why this is the case. According to the United Nations, “Clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights” (UN News Center). Clean drinking water is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle; water is a main component of our own body. It facilitates many biological functions…

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