Health / Wellness And Illness

1551 Words Oct 13th, 2014 7 Pages
Health and wellness is a state of well-being when an individual is completely capable physically, psychologically, and socially. Everyone has a different view of what healthy means due to their age, gender, race, beliefs, and the environment they live in.
Comparing Health/Wellness and Illness/Disease
When comparing health and wellness to disease and illness there are various differences and some similarities. Illness and disease is when a person cannot partially or completely function mentally, physically, socially, or cognitively. The differences between health/wellness and illness/disease is the state of being. There is not a life threatening risk for being healthy and well, in fact being healthy will more than likely increase your life expectancy. If you are ill or have a disease there is a life threatening risk, whether it’s a short or long-term illness or disease. Another difference between being healthy or ill is the cost factor. When individuals are healthy and well they have minimal visits to the hospital and/or doctor’s office, which means that medical bills are going to be a lot cheaper because they rarely make hospital or doctor visits. Being ill or having a disease, the individual is more than likely going to the hospital and/or doctor’s office multiple times for that illness or disease. Each time an individual makes a visit to a hospital and/or doctor’s office it’s going to cost money, therefore when having a disease or illness it’s going to be very costly…

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