August 17, 2018

The 5 Different Types of Health

Change takes place consistently, making wellbeing an active process. We all have suffered illness or had times of good health. Most people had times of serious illness. Lifestyle changes can alter our levels of fitness. What does it mean to be fit? Physical health is essential, but so is mental health as well.

There are different areas where we need to be healthy and in good physical condition. These areas include Physical health, Mental health, Emotional health, Spiritual health and Social health.

Physical Health

Physical Health involves lifestyle improvements that will cause fewer diseases and illness. Fitness includes heart and lung abilities and the capability of your body to breathe oxygen. The oxygen is then delivered to the cells in your body to improve circulation by releasing energy so that physical activities can take place.

Physical health also includes the capability of your muscular endurance, strength and the generating of power to improve posture in our bodies. Our muscles and joints consist of the range of movements that we can perform.

Mental Health

Mental Health is the potential to grow in knowledge and learning how to grow intelligently. We determine good mental health by factors such as circumstances and structures in our lives like parenting, schooling and the relationships that form during our lives.

Emotional Health


Emotional health is a term that refers to the capacity to control our emotions, learning to express them freely and effectively.

Spiritual Health

Spiritual health states the type of faith we have. Is our faith focused on belief systems or in some unifying force?

Social Health

Social health indicates our ability to sustain relationships, including our participation in events and the people in our environment.

We need to take responsibility for our wellness and development. Every person on earth desires a good quality of life with personal growth. We can all improve our health to live long lives. Taking care to eat nutritious foods, doing regular physical exercises, learning to cope with stress and maintain good relationships will only improve our wellbeing. We should work towards being well in soul, spirit and body. If any imbalance occurs, we will be unfit. We must take care of ourselves. There are fitness professionals to assist in motivating us to improve our overall level of health continually. Guidance and support are available. We need to drive ourselves to become more physically active and encourage one another daily to have a proper diet.

There are fun activities that families can get involved in to benefit their overall health. One would be to do bike riding or rollerblading. Playing on the beach will reduce stress and help you lose weight at the same time. Physical activity makes you live longer and improves overall fitness. Your health and the proper shape of your family is too important to ignore.

About Clemmie J. Edmonds