Public Health and Wellness: A Necessity For Good Health

Health is a condition of emotional, physical and social well being in which infirmity and illness are absent. It is the state when one feels physically and mentally healthy and is free from any kinds of sickness. The concept of the state of health has been in focus since the ancient times when it came to categorizing and studying human health. The word “health” was derived from Greek words meaning good life and healthy. The goal of health is to maintain good health throughout one’s life.


A good diet and regular exercise to improve general, overall health and prevent many illnesses like obesity, cancer and heart diseases. Healthy lifestyle choices includes a good diet, regular exercise, stress management and reduction in smoking and alcohol consumption. These lifestyle choices help to reduce the risk of many illnesses like breast cancer, colon ulcer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and diabetes. Stress is known to be a major factor that contributes to many health problems.

Stress is also known to cause many health conditions and physical disorders. Hence, dealing with stress can prevent the development of many physical illnesses. It is therefore important to manage stress well. Regular exercise also helps in managing stress. However, the type and amount of exercise required needs to be selected to meet specific needs. For instance, the amount of physical exercise required for combating depression will vary from person to person.

Staying fit, healthy and strong is necessary for maintaining an optimal level of stress. A fit and strong body is able to withstand the pressure, stress and strains. There is an increasing number of people who are suffering from different types of diseases. Some of the common diseases include heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, depression, high blood pressure, HIV/ AIDS, lung diseases, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems, as well as gastrointestinal disorders and digestive disorders.

The development of better lifestyles in developed countries has helped reduce the number of cases of many diseases and disorders. However, most people in the developed countries are still suffering from a number of diseases and disorders such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, lung diseases, depression, heart diseases, osteoporosis, and gastrointestinal disorders. These lifestyle choices are known to result in a number of health issues. They also contribute to a poor quality of life expectancy. Lifestyle choices that result in a good level of physical well-being can be the key to improving life expectancy.

Mental health, physical health, and overall health are interrelated. A healthy lifestyle can help improve your mental health and physical health. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and a reduction in the consumption of tobacco and alcohol can lead to a higher quality of life. Public health professionals are continuously working on improving the diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases and health disorders.