Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is “an abnormal condition of the body that may be evidenced by bodily symptoms or observable traits that are associated with an imbalance of the organ system.” Different definitions have been applied for various purposes over the years. One definition however, still holds the top spot, which is, “a healthy body with a capacity for self-rehabilitation.” The bottom line on a healthy body is prevention. In order to prevent sickness and disease, it is important to do all that we can to stay healthy.
It is the ability to prevent illness and disease that makes up the foundation of a good health. Prevention starts with a healthy diet, exercise, and sufficient sleep. With these done, the absence of diseases is made possible. A absence of diseases does not mean an absence of symptoms; on the contrary, absence of symptoms indicates a very good health condition. The absence of simple flu symptoms in comparison with the severe aches and pains that accompany an acute attack, shows just how well you have taken care of yourself.
Good physical health and mental health are often related. Poor health often goes hand in hand with emotional illness. If you have poor health, there are often issues with your emotions such as depression and stress, both of which can affect your physical health as well as your mental health. You also run the risk of acquiring physical illnesses if you are not paying attention to your physical health. Illness and injury not only take away your productivity, they take away your enjoyment of life as well.
In order to prevent the occurrence of disease, individuals need to be aware of the conditions that can lead to premature death. By paying attention to your mental health, you can greatly reduce the chances of contracting any of the public health disorders. You should try to focus on your physical well-being as well, but don’t neglect your mental health and well-being.
Being healthy means being happy and living life to its fullest. One major factor that contributes to your well-being is your mental health. Having a good relationship with a supportive, caring doctor and getting regular physical health check-ups, will go a long way in maintaining good health. However, if you are already ill or injured, you need to take extra steps to ensure that you do not contract any disease that can put your life at risk.
Illness, injury, and death can be prevented with a little care and concern for your body and your health. Paying attention to your body through a routine physical check-up, is the best way to protect yourself against the physical and mental disorders that can lead to disease. Take time to care for yourself, and do not ignore your health needs. Your defined health care includes your family as well.