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What is health?

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

Everything you need to know about health.

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According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Health "involves a balance between various aspects of life, including physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as social and spiritual well-being. Good health is essential for an individual to lead a productive and fulfilling life and to participate in their community and wider society."


To make it simple, just think about a human as a car. What physical health is to make the car moving. A car has many parts, and any one of the parts can affect the moving of the car. What mental and social health is if the software and system of the car is working. If the radio or CD is not working, you can’t listen to the music. If the navigator doesn’t work, you may not know where you are going. What disease or infirmity means if any part of the car is broken or loose. You have to fix the part soon. Otherwise, the car may not move, or cannot be fixed anymore.

Now, let’s come back to humans. What physical health is to help us move or live. The human body has many parts (organs) as well, and any one of the parts can affect our physical health. What mental and social health is if our mind, which is the software and system, is working well. If our mind doesn’t work, we may not be able to enjoy our life and may hurt ourselves or other people. What disease or infirmity means is if any part of our body doesn’t work or work well. We have to fix these issues soon. Most of the time, the human body is strong and can recover by itself. However, when it doesn’t work, we have to see doctors, take medications and other treatments. Otherwise, that body part may not be fixed anymore. If it’s a important body part, that could be fatal.

Health is the basis of our life, and the foundation of wealth, wisdom, and fun. If we don’t have a good health, more money doesn’t reduce the pain, we can’t continue our journey to wisdom, and we may not be able to feel any fun at all. On the other hand, wealth, wisdom, and fun are also important factors for our good health. Without money, we can’t even buy nutritious food and have good rest, and don’t have money to pay medical bills. Wise people knows the tricks to keep good health. Doing fun things can make us feel good and that’s also helpful for our health. So, everything is connected, which is the wonder of the world and our life.

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