Relationship between health, well-Being

Relationship between health, well-Being

 

Health is a condition of optimum physical; emotional and social well being where infirmity and illness are completely absent.

 

It is the sum total of all the conditions, both physical and mental; of the human body that together create a healthy man or woman.

 

The dictionary defines health as having good well being, but this sense of it has more to do with what a person enjoys doing; where he or she goes for entertainment, or how much time he or she puts in to the exercise regime.

 

It also has more to do with living a productive life and not just surviving.

 

Health involves having good nutrition, regular sleep, and leading a healthy lifestyle in general.

 

Health is an ongoing state of being healthy; but of course there is always something to be said for maintaining good health permanently through proper medical care.

 

Health is the sum total of the three elements of bodily and mental well-being: Body refers to the composition of the skeleton, the mind to the brain, and spirit to the internal world.

 

In order for us to have any mental health at all; we need the total amount of body weight, bone strength, muscle tone, flexibility, muscular mass, and total physical stamina.

 

Mental health can only be determined by a physical examination of the brain; including a thorough assessment of the functioning of the major systems of the brain.

 

Mental health is usually defined as one’s capacity for learning, memory, reasoning, concentration, orientation, and behavior.

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Health concerns that affect physical well-being include the ability to participate in daily activities; maintain a steady weight, be active, have sufficient energy, and be healthy with a capacity for getting and sustaining appropriate amounts of sleep.

 

Mental health includes one’s capacity for learning; thinking, reasoning, concentration, orientation, and behavior.

 

This definition excludes the mental aspects of the self (such as thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, personal standards, and aspirations) and the ability to develop a sense of self and values independent of others (including love, acceptance, and friendship) Health is affected by nutrition; general health, active participation in community life, exposure to physical hazards, exposure to hazardous substances, and other important factors that influence health.

 

The concept of mental health and well-being are not necessarily connected to each other; but depend on how they are viewed and understood.

 

People who are healthy and psychologically sound are able to live well with minimal assistance from others.

 

On the other hand, people who are mentally ill and physically unhealthy frequently require help from family; friends, and health care professionals to survive and lead their lives normally.

 

Health education promotes the fact that physical health should not be considered as an end in itself; but a means to achieving and maintaining good mental health.

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People need to learn that good health and well-being are separate concepts.

 

While the two concepts are often intertwined, they are not necessarily the same.

 

Good health is the result of a balanced diet, regular exercise, and resting; while mental health is related to such things as optimistic mental outlook, positive relationships, and coping skills.

 

Therefore, it is important for individuals, couples, families, and communities to work toward promoting good health; thereby promoting good well-being, rather than merely focusing on physical well-being.

 

The best way to improve physical health and improve mental health simultaneously is to provide individuals and families with a nutritious; balanced, active, and active life.

 

Health education can play a critical role in ensuring that people live fulfilling lives, both physically and mentally.

 

It helps people to understand that physical and mental illnesses can be managed and controlled.

 

It helps them to accept responsibility for their health and their body.

 

Finally, it helps them to understand that health is not just a privilege; but a right that is granted to all by the state. With this understanding, individuals will be better able to take control of their bodies and their health.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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