Health is a condition of mental, physical and social well being where infirmity and disease are absent. Over the centuries different definitions have been applied to define health. Currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) definitions, health is an interdependent concept that implies the interrelatedness of body, mind and spirit. It also requires that one be in good health and capable of living an active and healthy life.
To improve health, a combination of determinants are necessary to attain good health status. These determinants include physical environment, social environment, genetic disposition, and individual personality. The presence of any of these determinants may not suffice to achieve good health status.
The concepts of mental health and well-being overlap. However, it is important to note that a person with a positive mental illness will not necessarily be in good physical health. Similarly, a person who is mentally ill will not necessarily be physically ill. Good health issue is a combination of good physical well-being and a positive mental state. When a person is physically healthy but has low self-esteem or poor self-confidence, he or she may be unable to acquire the appropriate mindset or mental conditioning to live an active and successful life.
Likewise, even when a person is physically healthy, some form of mental illness may be present to restrict his or her options or deny him the opportunity to live an active and healthy life. These forms of illness may be stress, drug abuse, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Each of these causes contributes to the negative consequences of a physical illness such as a stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Our ability to achieve wellness depends on the amount and quality of resources that we have at our disposal and the way in which we think about ourselves and the world around us. By thinking and feeling that we are below our capabilities, we will be unable to reach our full potential and will experience a decrease in wellness. By believing that we are above our capabilities and that we are capable of doing great things, we will be able to fully realize our potential and will reach our fullest potential. Both of these thoughts and beliefs are necessary for achieving wellness.
There are many diseases that can decrease your overall wellness. Living a stressful, unhealthy lifestyle is one of the most common causes of diseases like heart disease and cancer. By changing your lifestyle and the way you perceive life, you can significantly improve your health status and reduce the likelihood of experiencing debilitating diseases. If you want to achieve optimal health condition, you should work with your primary care physician to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and devise ways to manage your lifestyle so that you can live a long, disease-free life.