In 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) define health with a phrase that is still used today. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO, 1948.
In 1986, the WHO further clarified health as:
“A resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”
There are mainly two types of health, mental and physical health are the two most commonly discussed types of health. We also talk about “spiritual health,” “emotional health,” and “financial health,” among others. These have also been linked to lower stress levels and mental and physical wellbeing.
Health depends on a wide range of factors. A person is born with a range of genes, and in some people, an unusual genetic pattern can lead to a less-than-optimum level of health. Environmental factors play a role. Sometimes the environment alone is enough to impact health. Other times, an environmental trigger can cause illness in a person who is genetically susceptible.
The best way to maintain health is to preserve it through a healthful lifestyle, rather than waiting until we are sick to put things right. This state of enhanced well-being is referred to as wellness. The McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois IL defines wellness as:
“A state of optimal well-being that is oriented toward maximizing an individual’s potential. This is a life-long process of moving towards enhancing your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental well-being.”
Steps that can help us maximize our health include:
• a balanced, nutritious diet, sourced as naturally as possible
• regular exercising
• screening for diseases that may present a risk
• learning to manage stress
• maintaining a positive outlook and appreciating what you have
• defining a value system, and putting it into action
• engaging in activities that provide purpose and connection to others
Now a days there are many thing we can include in our life to achieve a good healthy life. We all are tending of have beverage every day.
Surprisingly Wine and especially red wine has been studied extensively.
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Evidence suggests that moderate consumption may help people live longer, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and enhance heart health. However, any health benefits only apply to moderate drinking. The United States (U.S.) Dietary Guidelines 2015 to 2020 define moderate drinking as: “Up to one drink per day for women, and up to two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age.”
Let’s talk about something positive:
Research indicates that red wine can boost a range of health factors.
Several of these are based on the presence of resveratrol, a compound that is believed to offer a number of benefits. Resveratrol is a compound that some plants produce to fight off bacteria and fungi and to protect against ultraviolet (UV) irradiation.
• Promotes Longevity
• Reduces Heart-Attack Risk
• Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
• Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
• The Benefit: Lowers Risk of Stroke
• The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Cataracts
• The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer
• The Benefit: Slows Brain Decline
Resveratrol appears to underlie many of the health benefits of red wine. Red wine contains more resveratrol than white wine, because it is fermented with the skins, but white wine is not. Most of the resveratrol in grapes is in the seeds and skin.
Non-alcoholic red wines may also include beneficial amounts of resveratrol. Other good sources are grapes, blueberries, raspberries, bilberries, and peanuts.
Wine consumption may have some health benefits, but drinking too much of any kind of alcoholic drink increases the risk of:
• mental health problems
Peak health will be different for each person, and how you achieve wellness may be different from how someone else does.
It may not be possible to avoid disease completely, but doing as much as we can to develop resilience and prepare the body and mind to deal with problems as they arise is a step we can all take.