Health and Wellness - Dimensions & Scope

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Explanation of Health & Wellness

Health may define as physical, mental, and social resources for living a healthy life. And it may refer not only to the absence of disease but the ability to recover and bounce back from illness and other health problems. Factors for good health include genetics, the environment, relationships, and education.

Health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being. Optimal health depends on our complete physical, emotional, and relational well-being. Studies have shown that high levels of stress can affect human health

What is Health?

Good health is a state where the body and mind are coping well with the daily challenges of disease.

According to the WHO, Health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but is a circumstance of complete physical, mental and social well-being.

What is Wellness?

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
To understand the significance of wellness, it's important to understand how it's linked to health.

Dimensions of wellness

Wellness encompasses 8 mutually interdependent dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental

Physical
Physical

Self care to stay healthy now and in the long run

Intellectual
Intellectual

Expanding knowledge and skills while discovering the potential

Emotional
Emotional

Understanding and respecting your feelings, values, and attitudes

Social
Social

Maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations

Spiritual
Spiritual

Finding purpose, value, and meaning in your life with or without organized religion

Occupational
Occupational

Preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment

Financial
Financial

Being aware that everyones financial values, needs, and circumstances are unique

Environmental
Environmental

Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being

The five requirements of life are - water, food, oxygen, heat, and pressure.

Water, food, oxygen, heat, and pressure are important nonliving things of an ecosystem. It play an important part in the lives of all organisms and sustain human life. Human body consists of organs and organ systems. These body systems all function to maintain the cells in body.

  • Water - helps in metabolic processes, medium for metabolic reactions, transport substances, and regulate body temperature
  • Food -provides organisms with necessary nutrients. Nutrients supply energy and raw material for building new living matter.
  • Oxygen - one-fifth of air - used to release energy from nutrients.
  • Heat - form of energy - partly controls rate of metabolic reactions. maintenance of body temperature at 98.6 º F/37 º C
  • Pressure - application of force on an object - atmospheric pressure – important for breathing - hydrostatic pressure – keeps blood flowing.

These elements help in life processes and metabolic reactions work to maintain homeostasis. to protect our body and maintain optimal health.

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Ways to Wellbeing are a set of five, evidence based public health messages about the kinds of activities

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are – Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, and Take Notice