Healthy Promotion in Daily Life
Health is an indivisible concept that encompasses a persons’ total physical and mental well being. Health is a state of full physical, mental and emotional well being where infirmity and illness are absent. Over time many various definitions have been employed for such purposes. These include persons’ ability to perceive their own health, their relation to others, and the environment in which they live. Persons with limited abilities for self-perception and judgment, emotional and mental health, and subjective well-being, are considered as having limited capacity for health.
Health promotion begins in daily life. A primary focus is on encouraging healthy behaviors and proper nutritional intake, promoting physical activities, and maintaining the appropriate balance between work and personal life. The promotion of healthy behaviors and proper nutrition includes informing the public about proper dietary and nutritional values and encouraging them to adopt these behaviors. Promoting healthy physical capabilities and maintaining these capabilities are also important components of health promotion. Adequate access to preventive health care services is an essential component of health promotion. Adequate testing and timely detection of diseases that may affect an individual’s health are necessary components of health promotion.
An effective plan of action in achieving wellness is essential. A combination of lifestyle and behavioral modifications, stress management techniques, vitamin supplementation, and appropriate drug or therapy should be adopted to achieve optimal health status. Early detection and treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions, especially those that affect elderly persons, will greatly improve the quality of life for these individuals.