The Importance of Good Health

Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a condition that “precludes the occurrence of diseases and other abnormalities that can cause death”. Different definitions have also been used over the years for various different purposes. Some experts believed that health was subjective, or the belief that one’s health was in the control of the person, rather than in accordance with how one perceived their health. This definition is similar to the dictionary definition of the word, which means “of the nature having an independent nature”. Another school of thought maintains that health is something that is attained through a process, and is not something that is automatically achieved. One of the biggest problems with this definition is that it is nearly impossible to measure health in a finite way, as opposed to life, which is fluid and constant throughout a person’s lifetime.


Good health is important to all individuals, regardless of age, culture, race, gender, education, occupation, etc. For example, someone who is very sick and weak has less of a chance of ever leading a productive and happy life than someone who is physically healthy and has a good immune system. A person with poor health will have more complications and medical problems if they are exposed to an illness or disease, and is at a higher risk of dying from such an illness or disease. A healthy person can recover from a cold or a fever quickly and efficiently without the need for antibiotics, and can fight off a viral or bacterial infection with minimal or no medication at all. On the other hand, a healthy person can recover from a minor illness or injury with some medication, but may never be able to fully recover from a major illness or injury. This is because a healthy person has a higher reserve capacity for health than a sick person, and a sick person’s reserve capacity for health is reduced because of their present symptoms.

Although there are many definitions and systems of measurement for health, there are also several interrelated concepts that we must take into consideration in order to determine our well-being. We must refer to the concept of absence as we think about the absence of diseases, sickness, and injury from the present list of illnesses, as well as the total quality of life achieved through time, to determine our well-being. There is a direct relation between absence and health: absence can make us ill or even lead to death, while good health can prevent or alleviate the presence of ailments, sickness, and death. Therefore, the lack of absence can lead to health; absence can contribute to good health.