People talk about health a lot, they are aware that it is an important component of our life, but when asked to define health they often give different answers. For example, when the subject of health is raised it is usually understood that it is an abstract concept, something that exists outside of people’s lives. Health is however a complex state of mental, physical and social wellbeing where disease and infirmity do not exist. The word “health” has also become a vague phrase with various different meanings, such as mental and physical health.
While the general definition of health is an awareness of the signs and symptoms of illness and injury, health also includes more than the physical or psychological well-being of a person. There is another way of conceptualizing this concept of wellness. This involves an interaction between the mind and body. It is called holistic health.
Holistic health is a more encompassing term and encompasses the entire well-being system. A complete holistic system will consist of all of the factors that affect your health, including: your diet and nutrition, your sleep and rest, your mental health, your emotional and social well-being, your relationships, the environment you live in, your relationship with your body and with the universe, and your spiritual well-being. All these factors can have an impact on your health in unique ways and when integrated together in a holistic system can give your overall health a complete picture.
Health care has to encompass a holistic health because of the fact that we can’t be able to treat one part of your life without affecting another part. We have to make sure that everything we do affects all the other parts of your life equally. If you are dealing with pain or anxiety, you need to make sure that the rest of your life is also going through an emotional turmoil. For example, if you are having problems with stress then you have to make sure that your mental health is also going through a great deal of stress. So, if you have a stressful relationship then both your physical health and your mental health are affected by this stress. You may have to learn how to relax and what stress does to your body. Stress can have a negative effect on everything in your life.
One thing you can do is to understand your stress and how it affects your health. For example, when you are stressed, your heart rate increases and this increases blood pressure, which increases the pressure of your arteries. In turn, this causes an increase in weight gain, fatigue and an increased risk of developing heart disease. Stress can also cause headaches and other physical disorders like arthritis and back pain.
The best way to combat stress is to learn how to manage it and cope with it. There are many ways to do this. You can go to a stress management class or join a support group or you can try to learn how to manage it on your own. Whatever you do, you have to find a way to cope with it so that you can enjoy a full and total health. Your body is too precious to allow your mind to suffer from stress.