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  • Meaning of ‘Health’
  • Definition of ‘Health’
  • Mental health and Physical health



  • If health means a state of physical, mental and social well-being, it cannot be something that each one of us can achieve entirely on our own.
  • The health of all organisms will depend on their surroundings or their environment. The environment includes the physical environment. So, for example, health is at risk in a cyclone in many ways. Human beings live in societies.
  • Our social environment, therefore, is an important factor in our individual health. We live in villages, towns or cities. In such places, even our physical environment is decided by our social environment.
  • In order to stay healthy we need to keep ourselves as well as our environment clean from all the waste.


Cells are the fundamental units of all living organisms. They are made up of a variety of chemical substances. Cells move from place to place. Even if the cell is not moving, a lot of repairing still goes on within it. Besides this, there are various specialized activities in our body, like the heart pumps blood, the kidney filters the urine, the brain is constantly thinking, the lungs help in breathing.

This way, there is a lot of interconnectedness between the various organs in our body. These organs need to work in coordination with one another. For all these activities, our body needs energy and raw material. Food is necessary for cell and tissue functioning. Therefore, if you are not well, all your bodily activities start getting hampered.

  • Time and again we keep hearing about how important it is to be healthy and what could possibly be the consequences of not taking care of oneself, let us understand why it is important to stay healthy.

  • It is important to stay healthy as it helps one carry out all the fundamental activities on a daily basis

  • Eating right and healthy food helps keep one fit and aids in combating diseases.

  • Physical environment greatly contributes to a person’s well-being. Therefore, it becomes very crucial to stay in a healthy and clean environment.

  • Public cleanliness is important for every individual. Proper treatment of garbage and sewage in our surroundings play a vital role in preventing diseases.

  • Being happy has a huge impact on one’s development both professionally and personally.

  • Harmony and social equality are essential to be healthy.




1. It is a state of physical, mental and social well being.

1. It is a state of absence of any discomfort or derangement of the functioning of the body.

2.It refers not only to the individual but also its social and community environment.

2. It refers to the individual.

3.A ‘healthy’ individual is one who is able to perform normal under given situation.

3. A ‘disease-free’ individual may have good health or poor health

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