Health is a condition where the body is able to withstand potential harm and where disease and infirmity do not have a chance to take hold. This also includes the ability to cope with stress and manage its effects on the body. Health can be described as the absence of disease, illness or infirmity. There are many components that go into creating the concept of health. These components include physiology, psychology, social and communal aspects and infrastructure.
The concept of health must be able to meet needs and the requirements of individuals in their everyday life. The first step towards health promotion is to identify what diseases and other factors that may affect the body cause health problems. Once this has been determined, the next step is to understand the process of disease and how it affects an individual’s life. It should be understood that there is no single disease that will strike everyone. The concept of disease prevention is therefore more complex.
People need to know what diseases they may have and then they should try and develop or adjust their lifestyles to cope with these conditions. A better understanding of some of the diseases reveals a lack of proper nutrition, exposure to harmful chemicals, unhealthy living conditions, mental challenges, emotional disorders and physical ailments. By making appropriate changes to their lifestyles, people are able to prevent themselves from becoming victims of these diseases. In fact, with a better lifestyle, the chances of being afflicted with a disease are reduced.
A good health status is achieved when the following factors are present: a good balance between the psychological, physical and biochemical aspects of the person. The three main factors are immunity, nutrition and lifestyle. By paying attention to the risk factors associated with the three aforementioned elements, it is possible to prevent illnesses and to adapt to them. These risk factors include: unhealthy eating patterns, exposure to physical and chemical toxins, poor mental health, negative lifestyle attitudes, lack of adequate immunity, lack of sufficient nutritional intake, stress levels, too much exposure to and consumption of alcohol and drugs, smoking, drug use, aging and the type of body fat.
In the past, health issues were mostly associated with old age or diseases related to old age such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. However, nowadays, any person of any age can be afflicted by such health problems, which also depends on the lifestyle choices that we make. Today, there are actually many new diseases that have been identified and their causes are now known. Therefore, people should be aware of this and make sure that they take care of their health issues.
Another important aspect in achieving good health status is maintaining a good environmental quality. This means that individuals should look after their general living conditions as well as the quality of the natural environment where they reside. A good environment is one where the individual’s physical and mental health is well-balanced. Also, the quality of the natural environment will support their ability to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy environment is one where there are no instances of stress, panic attacks, poor eating habit or unhealthy lifestyle choices and so on. In addition, individuals should also look after their own general health status by making sure that they are getting the proper amount of essential nutrients and minerals.