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1

DEFINE HEALTH

Health is a complete state of physical, social and mental wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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DEFINE PHYSICAL HEALTH

Physical health relates to the efficient functioning of the body and its systems, and includes the physical capacity to perform tasks and physical fittness.
ideal body weight
freedom from illness, disease and injury
adequate levels of energy
strong immune system

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DEFINE SOCIAL HEALTH

Being able to interact with others and participate in the community in both an independent and cooperative way.
a supportive network of friends
a supportive and ell functioning family

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DEFINE MENTAL HEALTH

A state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to his or her community.
high levels of confidence
positive self esteem
positive thought patterns

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DEFINE HEALTH STATUS

An individuals or a populations overall health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability, and levels of disease risk factors.