a condition of physical, mental, and social well-being and of absence of disease or another abnormal condition. Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting health.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. a state of being in good health.
2. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting health.
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007 Elsevier, Inc. All rights Good morning. I am very glad to join you as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF). First and foremost, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to on reaching this important milestone. In closing, I would like to wish Dr Tay Miah Hiang and the CCF Management Committee every success even as you bring CCF to its next lap. I wish all of you a fruitful symposium. Thank you. 1 It is a great pleasure to be here at the Singapore Pharmacy Council’s fourth Pharmacist’s Pledge Affirmation Ceremony and to welcome the new pharmacists into the healthcare family. 17 In closing, I would like to once again convey my heartiest congratulations to the newly registered pharmacists. I encourage you to strive for excellence, not only in knowledge and skills, but also in ethics and professionalism. I wish each one of you a successful and fulfilling career, built on the values embodied in the Pharmacist’s Pledge. Being healthy means that you are functioning as you were intended to function, resulting in feeling energetic and capable of performing a wide variety of activities. But achieving that goal can be a challenge due to outside forces and your own destructive attitudes. Health comprises of mental and physical factors.
Being physically healthy means that your body is functioning as it should, without pain, discomfort, or lack of capabilities. Causes of ill-health include injuries, disease, diet, stress and genetics. Also, poor cleanliness habits can result in illness or skin ailments. Being emotionally or mentally healthy means that your mind and emotions are functioning as they should, without anxiety, depression or other malfunctions. Causes of mental ill health include physical disease, stress, genetics and mental abuse. For example, being constantly and unfairly criticized can affect your emotional well-being. Also, sometimes depression is caused by chemical changes in your body. In summary the benefits of being healthy are that the above examples of bad physical and mental health do not become part of you life, leaving you a balanced and a happy individual who loves living! Everyone has a slightly different version of what healthy means to them. If someone were to ask what your goals were to be healthy, what does that entail for you? Edited Apr 14 2008 23:20 by smw
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GI-JaneNo bad foods, only bad diets....
Apr 03 2008 19:51
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Maintaining a sensible weight by enjoying 'real' food in reasonable quantities . Healthy also includes being active... as distinct from being 'fit'. And I think it's essential to be mentally sharp. A healthy body and a dull mind isn't a great combination. Finally, healthy to me includes a big dose of happiness, fulfilment, contentment.... a sense of purpose.
Apr 03 2008 21:31
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I second gi-jane. Its a balanced life stlye with realistic limits. Like I love butter pecan ice cream and I do eat it once in a while, and I even splurge sometimes, and either way I think its fine once I'm still trying to eat a balanced meal, and working out regularly.
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