Your health is your most important asset. Without good health all the money in the world is irrelevant because you wont be able to enjoy your material wealth. Your good health encompases a complex combination of your physical, mental and social well being. To have good health is not simply the absence of disease or infirmity.
You can enhance your health by the prevention, treatment, and management of illness. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can help you to preserve your mental and physical well being.
Physical fitness is good for your health. It comes from regular exercise, proper diet and nutrition, combined with appropriate rest for physical recovery.
Diet deficiencies, excesses and imbalances can have negative impacts on health leading to a variety of diseases as diverse as scurvy, obesity or osteoporosis. Inadequate diet can also result in psychological and behavioral issues.
Physical exercise can be important for maintaining:
a healthy weight;
building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and joints;
promoting your physiological well being;
reducing your surgical risks;
strengthening your immune system.
However, just as, if not more important to your health is proper nutrition.
Appropriate rest and recovery is also very important to health because your body may exist in a permanently injured state and not improve or adapt adequately to physical exercise.
Ongoing psychological stress may prove detrimental to your health by weakening your immune system.
According to the World Health Organization, health care involves all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.