What is health • Healthy helper
It’s what we all strive for and prioritize in order to live long, happy lives, but what is health really? A discussion of the components of this multi-layered concept.
He who has health has hope, and whoever has hope has everything.
Health is more than just a good or bad feeling, an aesthetic appearance or numbers on a medical sheet. Health is the all-encompassing state of well-being that we can achieve as individuals.
Unfortunately, health has been misunderstood in our society, misrepresented in the media and used as a synonym for things like thinness or physical strength.
In reality, true health is the intersection of ours physically, mentally, emotionally, Social, and spiritually State of being at any point in time.
Today I am going to share with you details on the 4 areas that define health and my interpretation of them.
Health is the most important aspect of our existence. It influences us every moment of the day, can change immediately or over time and is the most important determinant for the course of our lives.
But what is it Yes, really?
Health is defined by wellness in the following areas …
Physical health is the state in which your body structures and systems are at any given point in time. It encompasses what you feel and what you feel. When your physical health is not in homeostasis, signs and symptoms appear internally and externally. This can include pain, headache, rashes, or anything that is physically manifest on or in your body.
Mental and Emotional Health
Mental health relates to the state of your mind and your ability to balance your emotions. It includes how you react to daily stress, the life situations you encounter and how confident you are. Poor mental and emotional health is harder to spot and more controversial than physical health. People may be aware of their poor mental health but are unwilling to do anything to correct or cure it. However, mental health problems are not a cause to be ashamed and are just as critical as physical health problems. Seeking advice, pharmaceutical help, or daily self-care is not something to be ashamed of.
As humans, we live from connections to others. We are a global community and we need daily interactions to feel fulfilled and live happily. Social health encompasses the quality and types of relationships you have with the people in your life. Family, friends, mentors, colleagues, classmates. They are all important and affect your social health in some way. Social health is also a measure of how well you get on with others. This measures your tolerance and openness towards people who are different from you or who live differently. The ability to build and maintain friendships is so important. These types of relationships add value to your life and help create your overall social support network. Man (or woman!) Cannot thrive in isolation. We need emotional and physical support to be whole.
While spiritual health can have something to do with a person’s religiosity, it is not a need to be part of a religious community. Spiritual health has more to do with your morals and values, and how they affect the direction of your life. It’s about being able to distinguish right from wrong and questioning the meaning of our existence.
No area is more important than the other. In fact, everyone’s levels are in flux for the most part. It is possible that some areas may be fine while suffering occurs in others. The key to overall health is the old cliché … BALANCE. Not a simple concept or practice. But the more we focus on working towards homeostasis in the four areas above, the healthier and happier we will be.
And just like my slogan suggests Bless you and happiness are inextricably linked.
How would you rate your general health?
At this moment, are each of your four health areas at their optimal level?
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