What is Health (Part 2)?

what is health

What is Health (Part 2)?

Marietta chiropractors believe that health is a dynamic process and is made up of many different factors. The question of “what is health?” is not on the absence of illness, but rather on one’s own well-being. We can positively influence our health and, as a result, our quality of life through physical activity and healthy nutrition, increase our performance and take preventive action against diseases. The course for future physical and mental development is set here, particularly in childhood and in young people. Health care primarily includes an intact environment and a healthy diet. Those who already have deficiencies will generally find it difficult to keep themselves healthy or to get well again in the event of an illness. Anyone who can achieve a positive attitude towards life will have fewer health problems than a person whose thoughts are constantly revolving around what he does not have or can have. In my opinion, it is the attitude towards life of the individual that is partly responsible for his state of health, apart from the living conditions to which he is exposed. A healthy amount of self-assessment and the integration of suitable compensatory training are necessary for the prevention of chronic diseases. Pilates training, for example, can compensate for imbalances and overloads without putting a strain on joints such as the feet and spine, which are particularly stressed by dancing. The spine is gently mobilized during the exercises, back muscles are stretched and even massaged during the rolling exercises. But the best thing is the simultaneous muscular stabilization of the lumbar and pelvic area. With Pilates you learn to activate the small, deep muscles close to the joints.

10 Reasons Why Mental Health Matters

  • Your mental well-being affects your physical health

There are numerous scientific studies that show that our mental well-being is closely related to our physical health. Chronic stress helps weaken our immune system, making us more susceptible to disease.

  • Mental health affects your emotional state

Being mentally healthy doesn’t mean being happy 24/7. But it does mean living an emotionally balanced life and being able to deal better with stressful emotions.

  • Mental health plays a crucial role in your relationships

Hostility, aggressiveness and social withdrawal are often the result of psychological stress. This has a direct impact on your closest relationships, affecting friendships and social interactions.

  • When you are mentally imbalanced, your quality of life suffers

You can only participate actively and happily in life if you feel mentally fit. Job, social integration and active leisure life are important parameters for leading a happy life.

  • Financial security is correlated with mental health

You cannot function without being mentally balanced. Of course, this also influences the quality of our work and job satisfaction. Financial insecurity and fears about the future can be the result if we don’t feel comfortable at work.

  • Your mental health is reflected in social aspects

Children of mentally ill parents are more likely to have mental problems themselves in their lifetime. This affects their education and integration into society, showing that the impact of mental instability leaves its mark over several generations.

  • There is a link between mental health and crime

People who are mentally imbalanced are more likely to engage in criminal behavior, aggressiveness, and substance abuse. Professional support can help avoid these behaviors.

  • Mental health can help reduce suicide rates

A very high percentage of people who commit suicide have a history of an underlying mental illness. By confronting this topic at an early stage, long-term consequences can be avoided.

  • Help break taboos and stigma

If you set a good example yourself and take care of your mental health, you will go a long way in breaking the taboo and making it easier for others to seek professional help.

What is Health (continued…)

  • Enough Sleep:

Chronic lack of sleep is quite normal for many people these days. According to sleep researchers, it should be seven hours of sleep. However, 25% of the German population only sleeps six hours, and every tenth German citizen only sleeps five hours a night.

What happens to us when we lack sleep?

It has been proven that if you regularly don’t sleep enough, you are less productive. Concentration decreases and we practically waste time by working inconsistently, prone to errors and slower instead of using the working time fresh and rested. Along with the lack of concentration, our reaction time slows down. We don’t react as quickly anymore. We need twice as long or we stare seconds into nothing. Our brain then no longer reacts and the communication between the brain and the eye does not work. This is dangerous, especially on the road. Experts believe that about twice as many people die on German roads from so-called “micro sleep” than from accidents caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

What happens in our body when we lack sleep?

We know that our brain is also active during sleep. We process what we experienced during the day and store it in our memory. So our brain cleans up. At the same time, many metabolic processes are carried out during sleep. These strengthen our immune system. Lack of sleep increases the risk of contracting an infectious disease. The sugar metabolism does not work as usual either, this is equivalent to the onset of diabetes. Lack of sleep promotes obesity because our reward system in the brain gets messed up. Our fat cells no longer react properly to the hormone insulin during short sleep and as a result we eat more than necessary during the day.

  • Relaxation for the body and mind

We live in an “autopilot system” these days. We are virtually available 24 hours a day. Mobile phones, the Internet and tons of TV channels flood us with information that we are supposed to process. We forget to relax.

  • We need relaxation to regenerate

When we relax, we release endorphins, our body’s happiness hormones, which make us more relaxed. We breathe more consciously and blood pressure drops. Our muscles relax and oxygen can circulate better in the blood. Our energy returns.

  • Education and health self-assessment

Self-assessment of health, which is a very good indicator of actual health, is linked to education via three theoretical explanations. Firstly, higher education means, on average, a better material situation, i.e. a lower risk of unemployment, higher income and consequently better health care. Secondly, educated people have more socio-psychological resources at their disposal – on average they not only have a larger circle of friends and acquaintances, but are also demonstrably more successful in activating them for their own social support and help. Third, a healthy lifestyle is more widespread among educated people. More specifically, better educated people smoke less, drink less alcohol and are less likely to be overweight. These three individual connections can easily be extended to the partner. So it doesn’t seem far-fetched that the material situation, the socio-psychological resources and the partner’s way of life influence the individual’s health.

  • Educational heterogeneity and health

The health-promoting effects of (material and social) resources are not limited to the dyads of partnerships. To a certain extent, these influences are relevant to the entire circle of friends and acquaintances. Consequently, societies with heterogeneous relationships, i.e. a higher proportion of partnerships with different educational levels, are more open to an exchange of resources. In these societies, different social groups connect, so that material and social support are no longer exclusive club goods. In addition to this direct influence of educational heterogeneity, it can be assumed that the individual influence of one’s own education and that of the partner is of less importance in societies with high heterogeneity.

Prevention of Health

Prevention refers to all measures that reduce risks or mitigate harmful consequences of undesirable situations. The Federal Ministry of Health defines prevention in the healthcare system as follows. “Prevention in health care is a generic term for targeted measures and activities to avoid diseases or damage to health, to reduce the risk of the disease or to delay its occurrence. Preventive measures can be assigned to primary, secondary or tertiary prevention depending on when they are implemented. Furthermore, preventive measures can be distinguished with regard to whether they are based on individual behavior (behavioral prevention) or on the living conditions (conditional prevention).

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention

Primary prevention aims to prevent the development of common diseases (metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, etc.) through a health conscious/health-promoting lifestyle (sporting activity, stress management, healthy nutrition, etc.). Impede. Secondary prevention is aimed at the early detection of various diseases (cancer, cardiovascular, kidney diseases, diabetes, early detection in children, etc.). The aim of tertiary prevention is to mitigate or prevent the consequences or worsening of diseases that have already occurred – comparable to medical rehabilitation.

  • Behavioral prevention and relationship prevention

Two approaches can be distinguished in prevention: behavioral prevention measures and situational prevention measures. Behavioral prevention is aimed directly at the individual and their health behavior. The aim here is to reduce risks from malnutrition or malnutrition, lack of exercise or the use of addictive substances. Situational prevention, on the other hand, takes into account complex living conditions, such as social class, peer group, family, education, job, income, living environment, etc.

  • Rehabilitation

This means the medical elimination or alleviation of a health damage that has occurred, professional rehabilitation in or in the job or social reintegration into everyday life. Rehabilitation includes the coordinated use of medical, social, professional, educational and technical measures as well as influencing the physical and social environment to improve functioning in order to achieve the greatest possible personal activity for the greatest possible participation in all areas of life, so that the person concerned becomes as free as possible in his or her life.

Final Takeaways For “What is Health (Part 2)?”

This blog post concludes the second part to “What is Health (Part 2)?”. To learn more, visit our website by clicking on: www.mariettagachiropractor.com. Upper Cervical Specific care is advance form of Chiropractic care that helps individuals with complex health conditions as well as wellness. Learn more by clicking here! You can schedule your personal consultation with Chiropractor Marietta, Dr. Milan Modi. See what others are saying about our practice by reading and clicking on Google Reviews!

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