Many people see health as something that can be measured by appearance.
When the biggest, most ripped guy in the gym can be a victim of kidney failure, a mental breakdown, asthma, blood clots etc. it should send a message to you that they may not be as healthy as you think.
In order to be healthy, in every aspect of the word, you need to think of it in levels.
6 levels to be exact.
The 6 levels of health are Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Environmental and Mental. ▪️Physical Health is just that, having full functionality of the body and all its parts. This means all the systems of the body working properly and in unison, resulting in a fully functional human body. This can be affected by bodily harm, malnutrition, drugs and your mental state. The best way to improve it is through eating healthy and participating in weekly, if not daily, exercise and stretching. ▪️Spiritual Health doesn't necessarily mean you believe in God as I do. It simply means you have a belief system and ethics in place, allowing you to also have your own moral compass. This can be affected when you have your belief system challenged, or proven to be false.
The best way to improve this is through meditation and/or prayer, as well as confirmation of your beliefs. ▪️Emotional Health is how we feel about ourselves, others and about the events that take place around us.
This can be affected by anything that can cause stress. Be aware that there is good stress and bad stress. The best way to improve it is by communicating and expressing your feelings rather than holding them in. Also being aware of positive and negative thoughts. The more positive you think, the happier you'll be. ▪️Social Health more or less refers to how you interact with others and your surroundings. This can be affected by interacting with others, not interacting with people at all, stress and the others levels of health. The best way to improve it is by communicating with others that share similar or common interest such as friends and family, as well as putting yourself in situations to make new friends such as social gatherings or social networks.
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