Health and Social Care Level 3

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Bullet point 1 Health and well-being: 1.) Health and well-being can change over time and vary between different cultures and life stages. Health and well-being can be described as the absence of physical illness, disease and mental distress. This is a negative definition of health and well-being. 2.) Health and well-being as a result is a combination of physical, social, intellectual and emotional factors. This is a holistic definition of well-being. 3.) Health and well-being can be described as the achievement and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and well-being. A positive definition of health: A positive concept towards health and illness could be defined as believing that being healthy is a state which is achieved through continual effort. People with this approach believe that by taking regular exercise and looking after their bodies will keep them well. Generally people with a positive approach to health believe that they are responsible for their own health. If a person with a positive attitude becomes ill they are likely to blame themselves if they develop symptoms of an illness. For example, someone who is very pretty and adores their body, however they know that they may be slightly over-weight and in order to stay healthy they should lose some weight. In my opinion, I believe that having a positive attitude towards your health and well-being is looking after yourself in spite of having something wrong with you. Another example of a positive attitude towards health and well-being is someone who has suffered from a really bad accident and has broken their leg. Even though they are suffering, they will begin to think of ways to still keep active. They may think to grab their crutches and go for early or late evening strolls. The person could still think of themselves as healthy
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