Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Concept of Health

I want to share some information I received when I attended a Clinical Study on Fibromyalgia.

All of us want good health. Good health is merely the absence of illness, or something else? Check out the definition of health in The Encyclopedia Britannica. It will define health as
"the extent of an individuals continuing physical, emotional, mental and social ability to cope with his environment".

Health experts now describe lifestyle as one of the most important factors affecting health. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 7 out of the 10 leading causes of death could be reduced through common-sense changes in lifestyle. There is a brief test that was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help people estimate how they are doing with regard to their health risks and practices. The behaviors covered in the test are recommended for most Americans. Some of these may not apply to persons with certain chronic diseases or disabilities, or to pregnant women. Such persons may require special instructions from their physicians.

If you are interested in receiving the details of the test, please post your interest and email me for the information. I will be happy to share this information and fax it to you or email it.

I pray and hope this post helps someone out there. Thank you.

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