What is Good Health?

Discussion in 'Black Health and Wellness' started by river, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    My Definition:
    The slowest possible rate at which one can die.

    Can a person be healthy if they have a chronic disorder like diabetes, schizophrenia or herpes?

    Can a person be unhealthy even if they don't have a diagnosed disease?
     
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    I agree with your definition.

    No, one can not be considered "healthy" if they have a chronic disorder or disease. I say this as a diabetic knowing that I am "unhealthy".

    Yes, a person can be considered unhealthy even though they don't have a diagnosed disease. OBESITY is not a diagnosed disease but it signifies unhealthyness and puts one at risk for other complications which can lead to diabetes, hypertension or heart disease.
     
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    Interesting definition. Mine is:

    Balance between diet, sleep, and exercise.

    Balance, meaning there is never too much of one and not enough of another.

    Diet, meaning not only the food a person eats but also the fluid a person drinks and also the quantity of both. Diet doesn't only mean something you are on if you are trying to lose weight. Ever person that eats and every person that doesn't eat has a diet. A diet is just a person's consumption behavioral pattern. Someone could say that a person has a strange diet for information because they get up and 2:00 in the morning just to read the newspaper.

    Sleep, meaning how many hours a person sleeps contiguously. Contiguously meaning all in one session of sleep.

    Exercise, meaning the act of maintaining and/or increasing muscularity while, at the same time, decreasing body fat by increasing the rhythm of the heart. Sex can also be considered a form of exercise.

    The logic to achieve " good health" is built into the definition.

    This definition of "good health" could be incorrect and/or need refinement.
     
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