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WHO's definition of health:a complete state of physical, social and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity

the limitations of this definition is that it is quite impossible to in a 'complete state' of health.but you can reach optimal health


PHYSICAL HEALTH:relates to the effcient functioning of the body and i's systems, including the physical capacity to peform tasks and physical fitness

aspects of physical health include: the ability to resist disease, and to recover from illness and injury sufficient enegy, strength and coordination to engage in daily physical activties appropriate weight and nutrition

SOCIAL DEMENSIONS OF HEALTH:mean being able to interact with others and participate in the community, in both an independent and a cooperative way

aspects of social determinants include: develop and maintain social interactions an relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, colagues and others communicate positively and effectively with others culivate social skills and abilities enagae and contribute positively to the community access a range of supportive networks that promote social wellbeing

MENTAL HEALTH DIMENSIONS:refer to a state of wellbeing in which individuals realize their own abilities, cope with nrmal stresses of life, can work productively and are able to make a contribution to their community.

aspects of mental health include : being able to understand and express ones emotions having apositve attitude and confidence appropriately deal with difficult circumstances being able o set goals solve problems and make decisions

optimal health: the best possible health to which someone can realistically aspire, in some or all three dimensions of health

what is HEALTH STATUS?an individuals or populations overall level of health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability, levels of diease risk factors.

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