Definition of good health
16 Oct 07
hello biggerb, its indeed a thought provoking question that you have asked.because with all the ideas,procedures and medicines that exist,there is no one universal definition of good health.it does varies with people's thinking. according to "The World Health Organization(WHO)",health is defined as the state of complete physical,mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.it can also be modified as the state of being vigorous and free from bodily and mental disease. but the one definition that attracts and impresses me and i think is exceptional and has lasted for years is written by Shusruta,an ancient vedic surgeon.here it is: "perfect health is the correct balance of tissue,fire,excretion,organs of action and total coordination between the cosmic self,senses and mind." simple and to the point we can spend our lifetime working on this!
15 Oct 07
I take the words from the World Health Organization when they try to explain what really is good health. The most widely accepted definition of good health is that of the World Health Organization Constitution. It states that "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (World Health Organization, 1946). In more recent years, this statement has been amplified to include the ability to lead a "socially and economically productive life". The WHO definition is not without criticism, mainly that it is too broad. Some argue that health cannot be defined as a state at all, but must be seen as a process of continuous adjustment to the changing demands of living and of the changing meanings we give to life. It is a dynamic concept. the WHO definition is therefore considered by many as an idealistic goal rather than a realistic proposition. Using the WHO definition classifies 70-95% of people as unhealthy. In spite of the above limitations, the concept of health as defined by WHO is broad and positive in its implications. It sets out a high standard for positive health. It represents the overall goal that nations should strive to reach. The most solid aspects of wellness that fit firmly in the realm of medicine are the environmental health, nutrition, disease prevention, and public health matters that can be investigated and assist in measuring well-being. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Health
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Oct 07
Hmm... I don't think I would know what good health is. I suppose it would be having your body systems all in balance, working properly, and not being in pain all the time. Not getting sick easily as well, because your immune system worked properly. Being able to exercise and keep your body in good shape, and to perform normal everyday tasks without difficulty. This is all conjecture on my part. I was born with a lot of health problems, and I've only collected more over the years. So I've never been healthy, and never can be, at least in this lifetime.
18 Jan 08
It is very hard to define good health. The person who performs his or her routine work normally should be considered as a person of good health. Good health is physical and mental fitness of a person. Very thin or very fat person could not be considered healthy person un less or un till a physical check of his or her body is not done. Laziness, weakness, over weight, and such other aspects are countable in respect of considering some one’s health.