Health and well-being can change over time and vary between different cultures and life stages. Health and well-being can be described as the absence of physical illness, disease and mental distress. This is a negative definition of health and well-being. Health and well-being can be described as the achievement and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and well-being. Health and well-being as a result is a combination of physical, social, intellectual and emotional factors. This is a holistic definition of well-being. 1. A holistic definition of health:
When looking at someone holistically, we are not just focusing on illness, or specific parts of the body. Holistic health is an approach to a person's lifestyle, and considers the whole person based on a combination of their physical, intellectual, emotional and social factors.
Jay is a personal trainer; he offers a great example of someone with a holistic attitude to health. He keeps (physically) fit as he eats a balanced diet and exercises regularly. He learns about different training strategies and reads books (intellectual). He is happily committed in relationship with his girlfriend (emotional). He meets many different people as he trains and competes in competitions across different gyms over the UK (social).
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs:
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs represented as a pyramid with five levels of needs is a motivational theory in psychology that argues that while people aim to meet basic needs, they seek to meet successively higher needs in the form of a hierarchy. The four levels (lower-order needs) are considered as basic needs, while the top level is considered growth needs. The lower level needs need to be satisfied before higher-order needs can influence behavior.
Both holistic and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs are very similar. This is because they both have...