We all understand the importance of health to everyone because we live in a world where health issues are increasing day by day; even though most of us don’t realize that we are exposed to toxins everyday of our lives. What most people don’t know is that they can always be prevented from getting chronic illnesses and diseases if they just maintain the right kind of health. Health is a condition where body, mind and spirit are well-balanced. It also refers to the absence of disease and infirmity. This simple definition may not sound too complicated, but there are a lot of things one should know about health, especially its importance to every individual.
In order to have a healthy lifestyle, we need to take care of our physical well being. We all need to eat a healthy and balanced diet in order to keep ourselves fit and physically capable of carrying out our daily activities. A well balanced diet ensures that there is an appropriate intake of nutrients and vitamins. We also need to do some form of exercise in order to maintain our physical capabilities and our mind is also engaged in activities that keep it mentally healthy. A combination of a healthy diet, exercise and proper lifestyle choices will ensure good health.
Being mentally healthy also means that we can fight off chronic illnesses and maintain a healthy body. When we experience illness, it is usually because we are emotionally stressed and unable to cope with situations. The emotional symptoms we experience can range from sleeplessness, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Mental illness can be as serious as bipolar disorder and is often incurable, but it can be controlled through proper medication and therapy. We must all be open to getting proper help from health professionals and from psychological professionals for us to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent ourselves from getting any illness or chronic diseases.
Another thing that makes us healthy is our attitude towards life in general and how we view it. People who have positive attitudes towards life and see the good in everything live longer, healthier lives. Positive people tend to see the glass as half full than negative people who see it half empty. This can mean that they are more likely to take good health problems as challenges and not obstacles and will be better equipped to win the fight against illness and chronic disease.
Lastly, emphasizing social and individual responsibility is one way we can maintain a good health status and manage our daily life. We must learn to share and help one another and we can do this by involving ourselves in activities that we enjoy doing. Doing things that make us happy and that we like helps us maintain good mental health. We can also do our part in creating environments where we can get good health care and support by engaging in health promotion activities such as participating in community events that focus on health issues. By involving ourselves in these types of activities, we become active participants and this provides a great source of social support.
All of these determinants are important and it is important to acknowledge all of them and make changes to improve your health. However, they cannot succeed if we do not adopt a health promotion strategy and lifestyle choices. These determinants are useful for maintaining your current health status. By making small lifestyle choices, we can improve our chances of living a long and healthy life.