What is Health ?

An  Introduction

When your sister was sick the last time, how did you feel? You must have noticed that everyone in the family was concerned about her health and well-being. She was taken to the doctor by your parents. Your mother was concerned about the medications she was taking and the foods she was eating. She became irritable and refused to eat as a result of her illness. She became extremely weak and was unable to carry out her daily tasks. Do you agree that her illness had an impact on all of her family members? Do you realize how vital our health is to us all? A person's health is critical to their happiness as well as their ability to work. Our health is influenced by a variety of factors. Some of these factors, such as a balanced diet, clean water, and a clean environment, are beneficial to our health, while others, such as disease-causing organisms and unsanitary conditions, are detrimental. In this lesson, you will learn that good health encompasses both physical and mental well-being and that maintaining it at both the individual and community levels necessitates consistent efforts. You'll also realize that, just as good personal health is essential, good community health is crucial. Furthermore, after reading this lesson, you will understand how individual and community health are mutually reinforcing.


What is Health?

Everyone is concerned about their health. You've probably heard the expression "health is wealth." When you're healthy, you get the most out of your work and life. It's the solid foundation that your happiness is built on. We must work hard and develop certain habits in order to achieve good health.

Health is a widely used term that can be interpreted in a variety of ways by different individuals. What is your suggestion? Is it just a question of physical fitness or the absence of disease? Before we go any further, please tell us how you define health. Make a note of it.

Definition of Health 

Definition of health: According to World Health Organization (WHO), health is a “state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease.” It means proper functioning of both, the body and the mind.

Try to remember the last time you were sick or had a serious illness.

You weren't irritable, were you? Because his or her body becomes weak, an ill person may lose his or her temper for no apparent reason and may not feel like working. When you are healthy and with your friends, on the other hand, you feel happy and enthusiastic, and you are more likely to enjoy doing the work that has been assigned to you. What are your feelings like during exams? Stress can raise blood pressure and make it difficult to sleep. However, a small amount of stress can help you perform better.Physical, mental, and social well-being are all important components of overall health. 

Sign of Good Health 

Given below are some of the signs of good physical, mental and social health of a person. They help in assessing our state of health. A. Signs of good physical health When you are in

  1.  good physical health you 
  2. are energetic and alert; 
  3. have normal weight for your age and height; 
  4. have bright and shiny eyes; 
  5.  have clean and clear skin; 
  6. have normally growing hair of natural color and texture; 
  7. have odorless breath; 
  8.  have good appetite and 
  9. have sound sleep. Such people are active, responsive, and happy, can work hard, and perform well. 
B. sign of good mental health 

If you have good mental health, you shall have 

  1. control over your emotions; 
  2.  balanced feelings, desires, ambitions, and ideas; 
  3. ability to accept the realities of life and face them; 
  4. confidence in your abilities; 
  5. ability to cope with day to day stress of life; 
  6. helpful attitude towards others, and
  7.  the ability to seek help when needed
C. Signs of good social health If you have good social health you shall •
  1. have a positive attitude towards life; 
  2. get along well with others;
  3.  have a pleasant personality;
  4.  fulfill responsibilities and duties towards others; 
  5. have healthy interpersonal relationships and 
  6. be able to accept disagreement positively.

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