As explained in the preamble of the constitution of the World Health Organization, health is defined as a “state of complete physical,mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
An article in the “American journal of Health promotion” by Michael O’Donnell, explains that optimal health is a balance of five areas of health.These areas are;emotional, physical,spiritual, intellectual and social health.
The concept of optimal health focuses on mental health and healthful relationships,as well as nutrition and exercise.
nurturing optimal health & wellness
Lifestyle changes can be accomplished through education, a change of behavior and creating an environment that supports sound health practices.
Such efforts might include time set aside from work and school for exercise, access to health facilities, reading books and participating in activities that stimulate brain function.
Other solutions might include the availability of nutritious food in cafeterias and workplaces, time provided for meditation and spiritual reflection, and hosting parties and activities where peers and coworkers can gather and build stronger friendships and connections.
Human health has been deteriorating over the years due to food insecurity and poor healthcare.Read more on restoration of optimal health here http://www.thenewgreenearth.wordpress.com/optimal-health/restoration-of-optimal-health
Ill health reduces human productivity. Read more on effects of ill health here http://www.thenewgreenearth.wordpress.com/optimal-health/effects-of-ill-health
It’s more beneficial to be healthy than to be ill.Read more on the benefits of optimal health here http://www.thenewgreenearth.WordPress.com/optimal-health/benefits