So many people that are concerned with improving their health over look the health of their liver. The liver is called LIVE -R for a…
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Blog Post Category
What does Health & Wellness Mean?
Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent.
The meaning of health has evolved over time. In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body’s ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease. An example of such a definition of health is: “a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work, and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biological, psychological, and social stress”. Then in 1948, in a radical departure from previous definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher: linking health to well-being, in terms of “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”. Although this definition was welcomed by some as being innovative, it was also criticized as being vague, excessively broad and was not construed as measurable. For a long time, it was set aside as an impractical ideal and most discussions of health returned to the practicality of the biomedical model.
In so many areas of life, we must always be vigilant of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Getting involved or caught up in too…
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