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Health and Household

Health:
Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent.

Biomedical Perspective of Health:
The biomedical perspective of health focused on the theme of the body's ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of Health:
The World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher: linking health to well-being, in terms of "physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity". Although this definition was welcomed by some as being innovative, it was also criticized as being vague, excessively broad and was not construed as measurable. For a long time, it was set aside as an impractical ideal and most discussions of health returned to the practicality of the biomedical model.

Diet:
An important way to maintain your personal health is to have a healthy diet. A healthy diet includes a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods that provide nutrients to your body. Such nutrients give you energy and keep your body running. Nutrients help build and strengthen bones, muscles, and tendons and also regulate body processes (i.e. blood pressure). Water is essential for growth, reproduction and good health. Macronutrients are consumed in relatively large quantities and include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and fatty acids. Micronutrients - vitamins and minerals - are consumed in relatively smaller quantities, but are essential to body processes

Exercise:
Physical exercise enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It strengthens muscles and improves the cardiovascular system. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are four types of exercise: endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance.

Sleep:
Sleep is an essential component to maintaining health.

Quotations

"It is Health that is real Wealth and not pieces of Gold or Silver" -Mahatma Gandhi

"Health is the Greatest Gift, Contentment the Greatest Wealth, Faithfulness the Best Relationship" -Buddha

"An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away" -Unknown

"The only way to keep your Health is to Eat what you don't want, Drink what you don't like, and Do what you'd rather not" -Mark Twain

"A Person Grows most Tired while Standing Still" -Chinese Proverb


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