Types of Health:

  1. Physical Health
  2. Mental Health
Mental and physical health are probably the two most frequently discussed types of health. Spiritual, emotional, and financial health also contribute to overall health. Medical experts have linked these to lower stress levels and improved mental and physical well-being.

Physical health:

A person who has good physical health is likely to have bodily functions and processes working at their peak.

Physical well-being involves pursuing a healthy lifestyle to decrease the risk of disease. Maintaining physical fitness, for example, can protect and develop the endurance of a person’s breathing and heart function, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition.

Good physical health can work in tandem with mental health to improve a person’s overall quality of life.

Mental health:

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, mental health refers to a person’s emotional, social, and psychological well-being.

Mental health is as important as physical health as part of a full, active lifestyle. A mental illness, such as depression or anorexia, can affect body weight and overall function.

Good mental health depends on a person’s ability to:
  1. enjoy life
  2. bounce back after difficult experiences and adapt to adversity
  3. balance different elements of life, such as family and finances
  4. feel safe and secure
  5. achieve their full potential

The best way to maintain health is to preserve it through a healthy lifestyle rather than waiting until sickness or infirmity to address health problems. People use the name wellness to describe this continuous state of enhanced well-being.

Wellness is the optimal state of health of individuals and groups. There are two focal concerns: the realization of the fullest potential of an individual physically, psychologically, socially, spiritually, and economically, and the fulfillment of one’s roles and expectations in the family, community, place of worship, and other settings.