A Question o f Health
Health is a personal quality. It is unique to each person. At the same time, health is a universal quality. In Webster' s Dictionary, health is defined as "the condition of being sound in mind, body and spirit... freedom from physical disease or pain." The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity ." Definitions of "health" have evolved over the years, centuries.
Health no longer means the absence of illness, now we are more likely to define it as "the energy to do the things I care about." Wellness is a relatively new term reflecting the positive emphasis on health, it encompasses more than physical health, it is a state of being with several interrelated dimensions.