I define health as the best possible physical and mental state that an individual is able to obtain. If someone has an illness or disease process their best possible state of health is going to in turn be lower than that of a “normally” healthy person who has had no previous disease process or illness to deal with. My wife’s perspective on health is “to eat right and exercise, and also have a keen sense of your surroundings (B.L. Sollowen, personal communication, December 30, 2005). The issue of health is looked at differently by many different people mainly dependent on their own personal beliefs. There I feel that the way we are able to promote our own health is largely dependent on our motivation to succeed in attaining our health goals. Some ways that we are able to do this are through the promotion of healthy living with health maintenance activities. These are practices that a person incorporates into his/her lifestyle to promote healthy living (Estes, M.E.Z., 1998). Included in the list of health maintenance activities are: ·Sleep
·Use of safety devices
I have recently been trying to make some changes in my lifestyle in an attempt to become a healthier...