Health is the state of being free from diseases or illness. Health can be defined as staying physically and mentally fit so that the individual is capable of performing his/her daily activities without any difficulties. In humans, it's the overall condition of a human mind and body, typically aiming to be free from unhealthiness, injury or a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of sickness. Living atmosphere of the individual is commonly cited as a very important factor influencing the health status of the people. This includes characteristics of the natural and engineered social atmosphere. Factors like clean water and air, adequate housing, safe communities and roads etc, found to contribute to physiological state of infants and kids. Several studies have shown that absence of neighborhood recreational areas, together with poor natural atmosphere ends up in lower levels of private satisfaction leading to low self esteem, obesity and lower overall health and well being. This emphasizes the need for a suitable public policy that includes sufficient open space for kids, adults and aged for clean and fresh air, safe drinking water availability and improved drainage facilities to flush out the dirt. Health science is a branch of science that aims to address the issues hampering the healthy living of people on the earth. There two major approaches to health science: the study and analysis of the body and health-related problems to know the way humans (and animals) perform. Second, application of the data collected to enhance the healthy living conditions by curbing diseases. This means elimination of different physical and mental impairments. Health science is built on several sub-fields, including biology, organic chemistry, physics, medicine, pharmaceutical, and social sciences. Applied health science endeavors to raise awareness on improved human health through application in areas like health education, medical specialty engineering, biotechnology and public health. Personal health depends partly on the active, passive, and motor-assisted cues individuals observe and adopt regarding their own health. These embrace personal actions for preventing or minimizing the consequences of a sickness, typically a chronic condition, through integrative care.
Last date updated on July, 2014