Vitality and Wellness: Importance of Lifestyle Choices

Health is an emotional state where infirmity and illness are absent. Different definitions have been used for various purposes over the years. Some refer to it as being the absence of disease, others as the absence of physiological illness or mental illness. It can also mean the absence of emotional illness, but this has less to do with health and more to do with attitudes towards health, which determine health.


One of the major definitions of “well-being” was first described by The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1977. It is “a state of fullness of life that includes satisfaction of physical, emotional, psychological, social and cultural needs.” According to WHO, well-being is “a complex state of mind that is influenced by physical and psychological factors such as physical health, emotional well-being and freedom from mental disorder, knowledge of well-being and family background and security.” Mental health was not included within this definition at that time. However, changes in the definition of mental health and mental illness have led to a redefinition of well-being. It now includes aspects of both physical and emotional well-being.

In addition, this definition of mental health has undergone several changes. Today, well-being is considered to be the state of fullness of life, where there is neither sadness nor excessive stress. In essence, it is considered to be an ongoing state, even if it does not involve the experience of illness or emotional stress. The emotional element is considered to be as important as the physical element. The purpose of stress is to maintain a situation and thus physical and mental well-being is directly impacted by the amount of available stress.

As society becomes more urbanized, the focus on physical health has declined while the emphasis on mental health has increased. This trend is not unique to America, however. In fact, other high income countries also have similar trends. It is becoming increasingly clear that good health and good nutrition are major factors in reducing both cardiovascular and cancer rates. While prevention remains the best measure of prevention, many people are turning to treatments that can help them manage their health conditions.

One of the most common forms of mental health promotion is exercise. Exercise has been shown to reduce both the physical and mental stresses of everyday life. The recommended amount of exercise is about three times greater than your body’s requirements for energy. For those with social well-being needs, it is even more important to make sure that you are getting regular physical activity to prevent depression and increase your sense of well being.

Of course, prevention is always better than cure. Living a healthy lifestyle is an easy way to ensure that you will remain in good health for the rest of your life. This will contribute towards your quality of life, which will impact your relationship with other people in your life. Many studies have found a significant correlation between the physical well-being of an individual and his or her relationships with others. If you are not getting the physical well-being that you need, then it makes sense to take steps to change this as soon as possible. The United States and other developed countries have some of the highest rates of life expectancy in the world, but the rate of death among American adults is far lower than the rate of death in these countries’ children and elderly citizens.