When you hear someone speak about health, you may immediately picture a clean-cut, healthy body with no unsightly or embarrassing symptoms. However, a lot of health problems are not so easily defined as such. They can affect any part of your body, but they tend to affect certain areas. For example, a person with high cholesterol may be considered to have unhealthy skin, hair, or teeth. So, a person may want to change his/her behaviors and their eating habits in order to improve their overall health.
Good health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is, “a state of full physical, mental and emotional well-being and not just the absence of sickness and disease.” Numerous definitions have been used over time for different purposes. For instance, the common definition today is being in good health to mean having a normal body weight (at least for women), and a stable and realistic sense of physical fitness and ability to cope with activity. Being mentally and emotionally healthy means that you have good relationships with people you care about, you are physically capable of handling day-to-day activities, and you are able to have patience, humility, and tolerance for even minor setbacks. On the other hand, a definition of good health that most people agree on is being in good health that also includes physical health.
People who have psychological health issues are more likely to develop physical health issues as well. These health issues include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, physical ailments, substance abuse, and risky behaviors and habits. These health issues can affect both males and females and any age group, and they can come from all walks of life, including children and adults. Men and women can both be affected by some of these conditions. Some people who suffer from one health issue tend to develop others, which is why it’s important for everyone to be checked for any health care issues as soon as possible.
The goal of wellness is to maintain good health throughout one’s life. This goal is not only for maintaining a healthy body and mind, but also to prevent serious disease. Illness can strike at any age and can be brought on by a myriad of different factors. Illness can occur for a wide variety of reasons – from a diagnosis of a serious disease like cancer or HIV/AIDS to a more preventable condition such as asthma, diabetes, or dental problems. No matter what the underlying cause of ill health is, the fact remains that wellness means looking after your body so that it can look after you. People who feel mentally and emotionally healthy tend to be more active Processes of wellness include the following:
Healthy lifestyles are essential for good health status, because a person’s overall health status is reflected by his or her lifestyle. The following are some examples of unhealthy ways of living: smoking excessively, consuming large amounts of alcohol, having poor nutrition and eating too much saturated fat, exercising excessively, being overweight or obese, and using drugs and/or illegal drugs. These behaviors are all linked to a number of diseases and illnesses and can lead to death if they are continued for a long period of time. People who are active in a healthy lifestyle tend to be in better physical shape than those who are sedentary.
Being mentally and emotionally healthy requires an active process of prioritizing your life and health over other things, which can be stressful when we are already facing challenges. People who are happy and healthy are more likely to be successful in their lives and in the world in general. Health education is important for all people, but it is especially important for young people, as they are very impressionable and prone to accepting advice with little skepticism. Educating yourself about how the mind and body work will help you become a happier, healthier, and more successful individual.