Sunday, February 27, 2011

Goal For Good Health

Health is a dynamic quality, changing from day to day. Even if you are in good health most of the time, you will have days when a cold, allergic, or other problems will make you feel not quite so well. But in general, good health would mean most of the following things for most people.

1. A Health Promoting Lifestyle

An extensive study has shown that people whose lifestyles include the following behaviors have a lower chance, statistically speaking, of developing diseases and higher chance of living longer.

- Not smoking cigarettes
- Drinking alcohol only in moderation (no more than two drinks a day), if at all
- Eating breakfast everyday
- Not eating between meals
- Maintaining normal weight
- Sleeping seven to eight hours each night
- Exercising at least moderately

Single lifestyle is the most important contributing in eight of ten leading causes of death.

2. Attention to the body's needs.

To stay in good health, you have to be able to deal with small problems before they become big ones. You have be able to read the messages your body sends you about its needs, need for more rests, for example, or different foods, or exercise, or a change in your environment, and respond accordingly. You should have basic home health care skills to cope with small medical problems at home. You should be able to deal with health care professional and institutions such as hospital in the event of larger medical problem, and you should take responsibility for obtaining regular checkups and tests, such as breast examinations and Pap smears for women.

3. Social Health

Having good social health means being able to perform your roles in life as a friend, neighbor, citizen, perhaps lover or spouse, perhaps parent comfortably and with enjoyment, without doing harm to other people.

4. Emotional Health

Essentially emotional health include:

Being able to work, study or pursue personal activities productively and with enjoyment.
Understanding your emotions and knowing how to cope with everyday problems.
Managing yourself in stressful situations, and not feeling compelled to turn to chemical substances such as alcohol or psychoactive drugs to deal with or escape them.

5. Spiritual Health

Some people believe that good health also includes a feeling that one's basic values. This feeling may also include a sense that life has meaning and is worthwhile, a sense of awe at the beauty and majesty of nature, or just a deep tranquility when you sit by yourself and ponder.
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