Health (Salamati)

What is Health ?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as:

“The extent to which an individual or group is able to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to cope with a changing environment, being healthy in all aspects of living as a necessary resource for every day life…”

Now I ask you: What is health?

Most people would say health is when we are not sick (a physical or bodily referral).

But what is health, really? Health should be defined as the WHO defines it: the summary of all the important aspects of our lives, the physical, mental, psychological (including self-esteem), and spiritual (be it a relationship with God or a higher power).

If one aspect is sick, the others are in pain as well. Research indicates that stress, anxiety, and depression cause all kinds of physical problems.

In that case, if we agree, we must find what is in our existence that is not working!

May 9, 2007

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