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What Is Health? What is health? It is overall physical, social, spiritual and intellectual well-being, 'and it can be negatively as well as positively defined' (Michael Bury 2005) There are another two aspects, mental / emotional and environmental health. These two elements of health are highly discussed by everyone and will be examined in this essay, too. Firstly, will be appraised mental and emotional health. A lot of people are intimidated by the term 'mental illness', without realising that 1 in six British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental and emotional health problem. It is a disorder that no one is safe from. Sometimes a little unsuspected trigger for our emotions can bring up an illness. ...read more.


The mentally and emotionally healthy people can balance between work and play, or rest and activity, are able to learn new things and have healthy relationships with others (ibid) Second outlook is on environmental health. It has never been such a big issue until now. People are more aware of it then ever and try to improve it every single day. Nevertheless, not a lot of people know how exactly this issue big is and how important is for present and future generations. According to World health Organization 'Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours'. It is essential to live in clean environment for human's health and well-being, but it is not easy to achieve it. ...read more.


Yet, health is much more than that. As the World Health Organization define 'Health is a state of complete mental, physical and emotional well-being and not just the absence of disease' 544w Reference Books: Michael Bury, (2005) Health and Illness, Cambridge, Polity Press. Jeanne Mager Stellman, (1998), Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, 4th edition, Volume II, Geneva, International Labour Office. Dade W. Moeller, (2005) Environmental health, 3rd edition, United States of America, President and Fellows of Harvard College. Web Pages: The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report (2001), Statistics on Mental Health, http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/mental-health-overview/statistics/ [Accessed 5th October 2009] Melinda Smith, M. A., Robert Segal, M. A., Joanne Segal, Ph.D., (2008), Improving Emotional Health, http://helpguide.org/mental/mental_emotional_health.htm [Accessed 5th October 2009] World Health Organization, Environmental Health, http://www.who.int/topics/environmental_health/en/ [Accessed 5th October 2009] European Environment Agency, About Environment and Health, http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/human/about-environment-and-health [Accessed 5th October 2009] ?? ?? ?? ?? Ausra Pilitauskaite Page 1 05/01/2010 ...read more.

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