NOTE: OLD BLOG POST, JUST SHUFFLING THINGS AROUND.
DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE MY OPINIONS AND THOUGH BASED IN FACTUAL RESEARCH, THIS PIECE’S ONLY INTENTION IS TO PROMOTE THOUGHT ON THE TOPIC OF HEALTH
The world health organisation defines health as:
A complete state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
This definition acknowledges that health is more than just the physical aspect. It involves a fine interdependence of your physical body, your brain and your mind to work together in providing you with a healthy life. In part our lifestyle is responsible for the degree of healthiness we attain. For example somebody who constantly over eats, drinks excessive amounts of alcohol and is a chain smoker most certainly is at higher risk of developing not only physical illnesses but the mental health and social health of such a person will also begin to suffer. And then there are a whole host of different lifestyle choices we make on a day to day basis which increase of decrease our risk of developing certain mental or physical illnesses. Continue reading