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What does HEALTH mean to you?

What does HEALTH mean to you?  Please see below for what I believe HEALTH means to me.   Benefits of HEALTH ~ A balanced, happy life! 🙂

http://www.healthpromotionjournal.com/

“Health Promotion is the art and science of helping people discover the synergies between their core passions and optimal health, enhancing their motivation to strive for optimal health, and supporting them in changing their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is a dynamic balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of learning experiences that enhance awareness, increase motivation, and build skills and, most important, through the creation of opportunities that open access to environments that make positive health practices the easiest choice.”
(O’Donnell MP. Definition of health promotion 2.0: embracing passion, enhancing motivation, recognizing dynamic balance, and creating opportunities. Am J Health Promot. 2009 Sept-Oct;24(1):iv.)

(Physical health ~ fitness, nutrition, medical self-care, and control of substance abuse.  Emotional health ~ care for emotional crisis, stress management.  Social health ~ communities, families, friends.  Intellectual health ~ educational, achievement, and career development.  Spiritual health ~ love, hope, and charity.)

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