Health is defined by the World Health Organization (1948) as a state of physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In its holistic philosophy differs greatly from that of the acute care settings.
Social health refers to your ability to relate with others;
• The ability to make and maintain relationship with others;
• Ability to interact well with people and the environment.
Health designates the ability to adopt to changing environments to growing up and to aging, to healing when damaged, to suffering and to peaceful expectation of death (Illich 1975,). The ability of a system (eg. cell, organism, family, society) to respond adaptively to a wide variety of environmental challenges (Brody and Sobel, 1981).
Lamberton (1978) sees the opposite of health as being no health and the opposite of illness as being no disease. Furthermore, death is not viewed as the ultimate illness but as a natural part of growth and development. She also considers an individual’s interaction with ecology as being an important influence on health and on illness. Health is also conceptualized as a source for everyday living. It is a positive idea that emphasizes social and personal resources and physical in abilities. Wellness is a life – style aimed at achieving physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental well-being. The use of wellness measures can increase stamina, energy and self – esteem, then enhance quality of life.
Wellness is a life – style aimed at achieving physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental wellbeing. The use of wellness measures can increase stamina, energy and self – esteem, then enhance quality of life. The concept of wellness also allows for individual variability. Wellness can be thought of a balance of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of aperson’s life. This is a dynamic state. Each person would define wellness in relation to personal expectations. Wellness behaviors are those that promote healthy functioning and help prevent illness. These include, for example, stress management, nutritional awareness, and physical fitness.