What were the benefits of a traditional Aboriginal diet?

The benefits of traditional foods were due to low total fat intakes and an almost vegetarian daily diet observed over five months. On closer examination the Aboriginal participants observed had a restricted diet, mainly due to drought and existed in a sparsely resourced and harsh environment.

What strengths do Indigenous cultures provide for Indigenous Peoples wellbeing?

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultural strengths can be enabled through traditional cultural practice, kinship ties, connection to land and country, art, song and ceremony, dance, healing, spirituality, empowerment, ancestry, belonging and self-determination.

What 4 things are important to the social and emotional well being for the indigenous people of Australia?

Things that are known to protect the strength and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are being connected to community, land, culture, spirituality and ancestry, and having a sense of belonging.

What are three lifestyle and Behavioural factors that impact on the welfare of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islanders?

The prevalence of major behavioural and biomedical health risk factors is generally higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians than for other Australians. Behavioural risks include smoking, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol consumption.

Why are traditional foods healthy?

With respect to physical benefits, traditional foods are rich in nutrients and provide a good source of the dietary needs for maintaining good health among First Nations. Large quantities of wild meats are found to contain a good source of nutrients such as protein, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and phosphorus.

Why is tradition important in Aboriginal cultures?

Ancient Aboriginal rock art shows ceremonies and traditions are still continued today. Ceremonies provide a time and place for everyone in the group and community to work together to ensure the ongoing survival of spiritual and cultural beliefs.

Why was family life so important in traditional Aboriginal culture?

They give us a sense of dignity, a sense of belonging, right from birth. In Indigenous cultures, family units go beyond the traditional nuclear family living together in one house. Families are extensive networks of strong, connective kinship; they are often entire communities.

What are 5 things that can influence a person’s social and emotional wellbeing?

The term recognises their connection to land, sea, culture, spirituality, family and community which are important to people and impact on their wellbeing [1][2]. It also recognises that a person’s SEWB is influenced by policies and past events [3][4][5].

What is indigenous health and wellbeing?

Close. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, good health is more than the absence of disease or illness; it is a holistic concept that includes physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing, for both the individual and the community.

What are 10 of the factors that contribute to Indigenous ill health or to the common diseases experienced by Indigenous people and how do these factors contribute?

Contributing Factors To Indigenous Health

  • Nutrition. The nutritional status of Indigenous people is influenced by socio-economic disadvantage, and geographical, environmental, and social factors [5].
  • Physical activity.
  • Bodyweight.
  • Immunisation.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Tobacco use.
  • Alcohol use.
  • Illicit drug use.

What cultural factors could be impacting on service delivery to Aboriginal?

Three impacts with implications for service delivery are:

  • The emotional impact on Aboriginal people of their experiences and their families experiences.
  • The barriers to gaining living skills (for example being separated from their family)
  • The lack of trust of institutions.