Preventive care is a valuable tool in maintaining good health. By having regular medical check-ups we can often detect problems and take care of them before they become serious enough to be life-threatening. Extent of continuing physical, emotional, mental, and social ability to cope with one’s environment. Good health is harder to define than bad health because it must convey a more positive concept than mere absence of disease, and there is a variable area between health and disease. A person may be in good physical condition but have a cold or be mentally ill. Someone may appear healthy but have a serious condition that is detectable only by physical examination or diagnostic tests or not even by these.
Physical exercise is the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. It is often directed toward also honing athletic ability or skill. Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some of the diseases of affluence such as cancer, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Exercises are generally grouped into three types depending on the overall effect they have on the human body:
Flexibility exercises such as stretching improve the range of motion of muscles and joints.
Aerobic exercises such as walking and running focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance.
Anaerobic exercises such as weight training or sprinting increase short-term muscle strength.
Proper rest and recovery is also as important to health as exercise, otherwise the body exists in a permanently injured state and will not improve or adapt adequately to the exercise.
Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions. The organized provision of such services may constitute a health care system. This can include a specific governmental organisation. The National Health Service or a cooperation across the National Health Service and Social Services as in Shared Care. Before the term “healthcare” became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.
A health profession is a profession in which a person exercises skill or judgment or provides a service related to:
the preservation or improvement of the health of individuals, or
the treatment or care of individuals who are injured, sick, disabled, or infirm
The delivery of modern health care depends on an expanding group of highly trained professionals coming together as an interdisciplinary team. Individuals are called health professionals if they participate in delivery of health care in some way. Thus, it is a rather broad term.
In general terms, eating is the process of consuming something edible, i.e. food, for the purpose of providing for the nutritional needs of an animal, particularly their energy requirements. All animals must eat other organisms in order to survive: carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, and omnivores consume a mixture of both.