What is Health?
Health. What does one even think of when they hear the word? To most, it’s doctor appointments, health check ups and sick kids. You have good health if you’re got a working immune system, no diseases and live life the normal way. However, the word health is not confined to physical limits.
The most popular definition of Health comes from the World Health Organisation (WHO) when they were forming the Preamble of the Constitution of the WHO.
… Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity…
This means that there are three different factors that need to be considered when determining whether you are healthy.
Physical health refers the physical well being of a person which means that they don’t have any diseases or physical defects to their body. Fitness assessments, BMI calculations and other methods are used to determine your physical health.
Mental health is the psychological condition of our mind. Bipolar, Multiple Personality Disorder and Chronic Depression are examples of mental health disorders. Most do not take mental health seriously and this is a serious problem.
What is Health Awareness and Why Do We Need To Promote It?
Health awareness is the spreading of information related to health issues that is thought to be beneficial.
Raising awareness on your own, as part of a small group or part of your community can make a difference. Taking action and raising awareness of health conditions can break down obstacles and improve the chance of recovery.
Health conditions are serious, certainly, and it is to the benefit of public to raise awareness about their diagnosis and treatment to save lives.
Many of us believe that mental health isn’t important, isn’t fatal, or that other aspects of our lives are more important, like physical health. However, it is and we need to spread awareness about health- physical and mental.