The Uc Davis Student Health And Counseling Services

990 WordsOct 20, 20154 Pages
Most often than not health is used synonymously with wellness. It can be assumed that when a person is healthy then they are well. Thus, wellness and healthy can be used interchangeably. The UC Davis Student health and counseling services explains that wellness has eight dimensions: “occupational, emotional, spiritual, environmental, financial, physical, social, and intellectual. Each dimension of wellness is interrelated with another and they are all equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health”. Health’s the body’s ability to adapt to a variety of stresses or challenges maintaining a state of equilibrium that is physical, mental, and emotional. Based on the following information it can be easily reasoned that health should be considered a basic human right. Difficulty accessing healthy food based off of geographic location, denied access to healthcare treatments based off of individuals economic capacity, and denied access to health care based off of where a person is born should not happen. Health does not consist of one concept but rather a combination of comprehensive subjects that form the cycle of everyday life. Health education provides its population with the necessary knowledge and tools to help increase overall health, shape attitudes, and ultimately hopes to change behavior (WHO, n.d.). Health education is advocating, promoting, teaching, and setting an example of well-being for all human beings regardless of ethnicity, social economic status, race, and
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