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Unit 2:promoting health and well-being

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3Definitions of Health:- People's attitude can be shown differently towards health; lots of things in life can affect a person's opinion about it. There are several different ways of thinking about health and well-being: * A person's health and well-being can be described as the absence of physical illnesses, disease and mental distress. This is a negative definition of health and well-being. * The health and well-being of a person can be described as the achievement and maintenance of their physical fitness and their mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and well-being. * Health and well-being can be a result of a combination of PIES; Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social factors. This is a holistic definition of health and well-being. The book 'Health & Social Care for GCSE, by Mark Walsh, published by Collins' states that 'there are many different views about what health means. Chinease or Indian cultures, for example, adopt very different approaches to health and the causes of ill-health from medical approach typically used in Western societies such as the United Kingdom.' ...read more.


This is a holistic definition of health. Age eighteen - female: "Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This is a holistic definition of health. Age forty-seven - male: "Being physically fit is being physically healthy; the fact that you are physically it also helps your state of mind." This is a positive definition of health. Age forty-nine - female: "Health is a person's state of mind, state of body, state of fitness and state of hygiene." This is a positive definition of health. Age sixty-five - female: "To be healthy you must eat the correct balanced diet, pray to the Lord and have a lot of sleep." This is a positive definition of health. Definitions of health from the web: * healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy" * healthy - financially secure and functioning well; "a healthy economy" * healthy - promoting health; healthful; "a healthy diet"; "clean healthy air"; "plenty of healthy sleep"; "healthy and ...read more.


(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow) Here is a flow diagram to show 'Maslow's' Pyramid: Self actualisation - "to be the best"; this is to achieve the highest in all you do, and to always work hard to reach your goals in an honest manner. Ego needs - a person needs to feel goof about themselves, they should feel respected and important within society. Social needs - the need that a person has for society and the company of others. A person needs to feel loved and a sense of belonging. A person also needs physical contact with others. Safety needs the feeling that tomorrow will always be okay. A person needs to have the feeling of security, this could come from having a stable family to care and support you, knowing that you have sufficient income, and to live in a safe area where there is little crime. Physiological needs - the basic needs in which a person needs to stay alive. These can be; food, water, medicines and vaccinations, exercise and a healthy, balanced diet. Georgi Hall Unit 2: Promoting Health and Well-being course work Ms Langridge 1 ...read more.

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