Evidence-based practices (EBP) are those that have been shown to work in studies conducted under controlled conditions. These practices are also referred to as research-supported strategies or treatments because they have been scientifically evaluated and found to be effective.

Many of today’s “popular” health approaches cannot be considered evidence based, however. Many so called “natural remedies” have not been sufficiently studied for safety or effectiveness. Some may even pose significant risks to your health.

It is important to note that although these practices have not been proven safe or effective, that does not mean they are necessarily harmful. All too often we forget that just because something has never worked for someone else does not mean it will not help you.

Certain supplements and foods can definitely aid in improving overall wellness and quality of life. But before adding them to your routine, do some research and read all available labels.

There are many ways society benefits from EBP including reduced healthcare costs and improved health outcomes. This article will discuss several such examples.

Less pollution

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One of the biggest benefits that scientific research brings us is reducing air, water, and soil pollution. We’ve got rid of many dangerous chemicals due to our understanding of how they affect health.

Many of these harmful pollutants come from manufacturing processes or natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions. Others are more specific like cleaning products with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or chlorine which can be toxic when breathed in enough.

We have also learned how to preserve and recycle materials more efficiently so there isn’t too much waste left behind. All of this helps keep the environment clean and healthier for future generations.

Scientific studies have helped save countless lives by informing us about the effects of polluted environments. It is important we understand the importance of environmental science because it has direct impacts on not just your own life, but the lives of others as well.

Better mental health

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Overactive nerves can have devastating effects on your body. When you are under stress, your nervous system can become too engaged. This is when your brain and body go into overdrive to try and deal with the external source of stress.

This is what people mean when they say that you ‘can’t take a break today’ – your mind and body are in constant fight or flight mode.

When we’re in this state for an extended period of time, it can be detrimental to our overall well-being.

It has been linked to anxiety and depression, mood swings, anger issues, substance abuse and more.

Regular exercise is great for your physical wellness, but research shows that relaxation exercises like meditation and yoga may be even better for your mental health.

Relaxation techniques reduce blood pressure, increase serotonin — a feel good hormone — and decrease cortisol, a hormone associated with stress.

Better sleep

how does scientific research benefit society

Recent studies have shown that getting enough sleep makes you feel better physically, which may be one of the reasons why it is linked to improved moods and reduced stress. On average, people who get less than six hours of sleep per night are more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety disorders.

Research also shows that poor quality sleep can increase your risk for certain diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Fortunately, there are ways you can make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Sleeping in an insulated bedroom with white bed sheets helps regulate body temperature, and taping the windows and doors of your house down at night reduces heat loss.

Regular exercise not only keeps you fit, but it also improves sleep by lowering blood glucose levels and helping reduce stress. And before sleeping, try eating a light meal so you don’t wake up hungry.

Less hunger

One of the major causes of death in developing countries is malnutrition. Malnutrition can easily be prevented by eating enough food, but unfortunately most people are not meeting their nutritional needs.

Studies have shown that when people eat a healthy diet they feel happier. This feeling of happiness helps promote overall health and wellness. Nutritionists now recommend individuals to base their diets on several components: fruits, vegetables, grains, lean proteins, and/or milk.

By incorporating these foods into your daily routine, you will make sure you get all of the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. You also want to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients to prevent disease and help keep yourself fit and active.

Grains such as breads and pasta squares are one of the most common types of foods in our society. However, many people seem to forget how important wheat is to keeping us healthy.

Less crime

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There is significant proof that linking health to healthy behavior can reduce criminal activity. For example, an extensive study conducted by Harvard Medical School found that people who eat a nutritious diet are less likely to engage in violent behaviors.

Similarly, research has shown that drug use is linked to poor mental health and thus, reduced motivation to commit crimes. More mental health means fewer arrests for things like assault or murder.

Furthermore, studies have shown that individuals with adequate nutrition are more likely to attend school and maintain employment, which help prevent them from getting involved in illegal activities.

Overall, eating well helps you stay out of trouble! Luckily, we know what foods make us feel good and they are not too expensive. So, why not let perfect food do some work?

Healthy habits will keep you out of jail __________________.

Less addiction

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One of the biggest fears people have when trying to stop smoking is that they will run out of nicotine before they can find their place without it in their life.

Many smokers believe that there’s only one way to get your dose of nicotine — by buying cigarettes from stores or online-stores, using tobacco products such as chewing gum or patch treatments, or taking nicotine pills or gums.

But today, you don’t need to worry about running low on nicotine because there are other ways to get it. You can use an electronic cigarette, for example, or take liquid nicotine instead of solid forms.

There are even new technologies like nanoparticle patches and spray liquids which contain nanobots that break down into molecules of nicotine in your skin. These newer methods do not burn any chemicals, so they’re less likely to cause harmful side effects.

We live longer

how does scientific research benefit society

Over the past century, people have lived longer due to better health practices and nutrition. By educating yourself about healthy living, you can help prevent disease and boost your overall wellness.

By eating foods that are high in nutrients and exercise daily, you can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerotic plaques develop when cholesterol accumulates within the walls of our blood vessels.

These vascular deposits may be too thick and could potentially restrict blood flow which can lead to ischemia or lack of oxygen for certain tissues. If this occurs frequently enough, it can result in organ damage or even death.

Many nutritional factors affect how well we age and whether we become sickly. These include vitamins like A, C, and E, minerals such as iron and zinc, and dietary antioxidants like beta carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin.

Good sources of these nutrients are fruits and vegetables.