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Knowing what is health!

Updated: Jul 24, 2022

Describing or Defining Health!

Welcome to Scattered Health. I have stated in my last blog that I will share my experiences and give some information and health tips for the people suffering with physical and mental health issues. Before I start, firstly we need to understand what the meaning of health is and then we can analyse our health in line with our understanding. We all know about what is being a healthy person mean in general, however, believe me, many of us do not know the real definition of health, which I will be defining below. Please respond in comment if you already knew about the real definition of health.

Definition of health!

I am suffering and living with mental (Depression) and physical (Lower Back and Leg Pains) health issues since last 10 years. I genuinely believed and used to think that being healthy mean living a life without any disease or sickness. However, one day I was reading a news from World Health Organisation (WHO) and realised that my understanding of health is not correct.

WHO states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Furthermore, it states: "The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition".

These WHO statements proven my understanding of health wrong and made me curious for further research into health-related issues and expand my knowledge. During my research, I found that WHO also states: The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological, and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health. This statement led me to write these blogs to share my personal knowledge of medical, psychological, and other experiences, which may be beneficial to some of the readers suffering with similar issues.

In conclusion guys, health is not just staying free of disease or sickness but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Following blogs of Scattered Health will be focusing on how to maintain our health. I will end my blog with these words of Thomas Carlyle: "he who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything".

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