Unlocking the secrets of Good Health, Wellness and Fitness
In general, health is an optimal well-being that contributes significantly to quality of life free from disease and illness. Optimal health includes high-level mental, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness within the parameters of heredity and personal abilities. Good health helps in sustaining an average life cycle of human being. Several factors such as nutrition and exercise are main components of a healthy life that make people mentally and physically fit. These four parts health, exercise, fitness, nutrition are a pillar for human healthy life. The HELP Philosophy says that H=Health, E=Everyone, L=Lifetime, P=Personal. Wellness is the integration of many different components such as mental, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical factors that expand one’s potential to live a quality of life, work effectively and make significant contribution to society. It is the reflection of how one feels about life as well as one’s ability to function effectively. In the present review, an attempt has been made to shed some light on the much ignored but equally relevant matters of health and explore the possibilities of mass awakening in the process of attaining good health in with a teamwork of diet, exercise, fitness and a supportive community.
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