Types of Health (Physical, Mental and Social) | Body Fitness and Health
In the past, it was believed that if a person is free from disease, he is a healthy person. Some believe that a person is healthy if he is able to carry out his daily routine work. Similarly a labourer thinks himself to be health, if he could ableto earn his livelihood. Mother believe that if their baby is happy, he is healthy. Villagers think health as having a strong and sturdy body.
According to WHO, health has been defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely absence of disease or infirmity.
Three Types of Health are -
1. Physical Health – Physical health is concerned with smooth functioning of various physiological system of the body. A person should be fit to do all his routine work without any difficulty. He must possess normal body weight, good vision, healthy skin, proper dental conditions, good neuro-muscular coordination, etc.
2. Mental Health – Mental health is concerned with balanced state of mind. A person must be free from stress, tensions, conflicts, confusions, depression, etc. A person must posses problem solving attitude, he should be able to think about right or wrong, etc.
3. Social Health – Social is concerned with the adjustment of an individual within the society. a person is considered to be socially healthy if he is able to adjust himself/herself among the people of difficult religion, region, status, etc. If an individual is not socially healthy, he/she may develop inferiority complex among themselves.
Concept of Health Education – Health education is one important activity that is commonly undertaken to promote health. It is the communication of information that enables people to make decisions about to follow those health-related activities at all stages of life which are conducive for proper health. It is concerned with communicating on those areas