Monday, 24 September 2012

INITIAL RESEARCH

In my group, we decided to break down the work load when it came to research, which would enable us to gather more information in a smaller period of time. This was decided to then we have time to word everything correctly to serve the purposes of informing, educating, subtly instructing and explaining how you can maintain good health whilst living on your student loan.

It was decided that I would be in charge of the research into the definition of a 'health lfestyle' as this is first and foremost what we are trying to achieve by explaining such information in a visually appealing, stimulating way. There were two definitions that came up, when I typed in 'heathy lifestyle definition' on Google. They are as follows:

"Self care is personal health maintenance. It is any activity of an individual, family or community, with the intention of improving or restoring health, or treating or preventing disease."
Source: Wikipedia

"..is a kind of life without bad habits, unhealthy food, and all those things that negatively influence our health. It is very important for personal development as if we aren’t healthy we won’t be able to achieve other goals."
Source: Oplife

The definitions clarify what we are promoting so we can make sure our information packs we design and create are relevant.

I was also responsible for looking at the current prices for tobacco, as this is something that drains many peoples student loans/income. Even if it cannot be stopped, we can at least help find cheaper alternatives, so more disposable income is available for necessities, food and to help be successful in education. We will of course discourage smoking, by putting the local NHS helpline number on there also, as well as some interesting facts.

The tobacco prices are as follows (based on 10pack King Size Cigarettes/12.5g Rolling Tobacco):

Sterling - £3.38
L&B - £3.77
Mayfair - £3.65
Marloro Gold - £4.04
B&H - £4.04
Richmond - £3.68
Amber Leaf - £3.74
Golden Virginia - £4.30
Cutters Choice - £3.68

Prices accurate on Mon 24th Sept, at 10:20pm Source: mysupermarket mysupermarket2


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