Congratulations on choosing Health! Great that you want to deal with the domain health – one of the key factors for wellbeing. Let’s first get some general information about Health.
Health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being, not just the absence of disease or disability. Health is defined as a dynamic balance of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, personal, and social elements, manifested in the ability to continuously perform functions, and adapt to the environment. Health is a reflection of past and present events, the effects of heredity and environment, and human responses. Health is influenced by biological, social, cultural, technological, psychological, demographic, political and civilisational conditions, and by the health system’s response to people’s health needs.
Key health areas are physical and mental health. Physical health is the state of beeing free from illness or injury, is the soundness of the body, freedom from disease or abnormality, and the condition of optimal well-being. Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual develops his or her abilities, copes with the stresses of everyday life, works effectively and productively, and contributes to the community. Mental health encompasses the interplay of an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences in the present moment, in the past or in thoughts about the future.