Health Is A Measurement Of Quality Of Life

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What is health?
The word health is such a vast word. When it first comes to mind I simply think not being sick. However, after further contemplation I realize it also encompasses a state of being sick. There can be good health and bad health. Therefore, health is a measurement of quality of life. Everyone has a different definition of the word, a different perspective of how to measure quality of life. The World Health Organization, WHO, famously defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (WHO, 1947) Increased amounts of injury, disease, and death indicators, signify lower heath levels. (Mckenzie et al., 2012)

Our health can be influenced by many factors in life. This can range from things that are totally out of our control to things we decided. Straight out of the womb we inherit genes that will makes us more or less susceptible to illness. For example, how susceptible we are to alcoholism, diabetes, and certain cancer. Health is also effects by where we live. The quality of the air around us, the weather, and even landform can impact our health.

Health is ever changing. It is highly influential and highly influenced. Health is the most important thing on earth.

The Dimensions of Health
The health and wellness continuum is an ever-lasting balance we need to have in our total health to keep us feeling good. There are 7 dimensions of health including: physical, spiritual,…
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