According to the World Health Organization, health is the state of total physical, mental, and social well-being. It is a fundamental right of every human being and a prerequisite to attaining peace. The promotion of health depends on the full cooperation of individuals. However, unequal development of health promotion is a common hazard. To overcome this problem, we need to understand what constitutes a good health. And this includes knowing what is a healthy lifestyle, and how to maintain it.
In the last century, the development of the service sector has ushered in a more sedentary lifestyle and different health problems from the primary and manufacturing sectors. In many countries, the growing percentage of obese people and high rates of stress and overwork has created new challenges for the health of society. Health is a resource for everyday life and a means to participate in society. The Ottawa Charter of Human Rights has become a global guide for defining health.
Human health is inextricably linked to mental health. This evidence challenges the traditional notion of mind-body duality and reveals a wide range of biological, behavioral, and social mechanisms that govern health. Moreover, the nature of this relationship is a two-way street. It includes mental, social, and environmental factors. Ideally, good health is a balance between all these factors. With such an array of variables involved, defining health is difficult.