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5 Fundamental Necessities Of Health


It is not something that we can measure directly, not as a single aspect, anyway. It is an overall state of well-being, including physical, mental and emotional and where infirmity and illness are absent and if you were to ask your doctor whether you were healthy, they would need to measure and check many aspects to be able to answer that question.

Health is a fundamental necessity of life and includes not only the body, mind and spirit but also one's context - the environment. It is important to learn about and understand each aspect and its importance, to improve one's overall health.

Physical Health

This refers to how we look physically; whether we have acne, wrinkles, poor vision or are overweight. It also includes the ability to move and function normally. When it comes to physical health, people who do not eat a balanced diet will find that they tend to become obese or they may become unhealthily underweight and develop many other medical problems. On the other hand, if they take proper care of themselves, it will enable them to live longer lives and maintain good health.

Mental Health

This refers to how we feel psychologically; whether we feel positive or negative. It is not only important to keep a good balance between feelings and actions, it also means that we are able to think rationally and make wise decisions. This aspect is very important for us to consider when planning to make changes in our health and lifestyles. Emotional well being also depends upon mental health. People who are depressed, have low self esteem and are lacking in confidence may find it difficult to live healthy lives. To improve this aspect, we need to practice healthy attitudes and make wise decisions.

Environmental Factors

These include the types of clothes we wear, the way we bathe and clean, the time of day we work, whether we exercise or take a break, whether we get enough sleep and so forth. All these factors can have an effect on our physical health and therefore the overall quality of our lives. When it comes to the first factor, we need to keep ourselves clean and free from impurities. The second most important factor is sleep. Our sleep can impact our mental health, as well as our physical health. If we do not get enough sleep, our minds and bodies will suffer when we do wake up. People who have poor sleeping patterns have a tendency to be prone to diseases, while those who have good sleeping patterns tend to stay healthy and free from diseases.

Healthy Relationships

Health also refers to our emotional well being, which is related to the way we treat others. When we are healthy, others are more willing to trust and listen to us and allow us into their lives, as we become more confident and trustworthy. Healthy relationships are better and we tend to develop more positive feelings towards others. This aspect is also very important for a person to consider when planning to improve their health.

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lookatdesktop wrote on December 17, 2020, 10:46 AM

Thanks. I read it and shared this article on my Facebook group All About COVID-19 (and how to survive the pandemic) It is going to be interesting and I am optimistic that the vaccines to prevent COVID - 19 will slow the spread and eventually get the world back to some level and degree of normalcy. In the hope that we all resume normalcy, I keep praying and hoping for a better year ahead for everyone.

MegL wrote on December 18, 2020, 6:48 AM

Thanks very much Anthony, hope you are keeping well.