"health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
"a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasising social, and personal resources, as well as physical capacities."
relates to the efficient functioning of the body and its systems and includes the physical capacity to perform tasks and physical fitness (VCAA).
* ability to do things
* resistance to disease
* ability to maintain appropriate weight
* physical fitness
* physical capacity
* ability to recover injury
* nutritional status
being able to interact with others and participate in the community in both an independent and cooperative way.
* developing and maintaining friendship - family, others
* adapt to various social settings
* communicate effectively with others
* behave appropriately in different social situations
* be involved and positively contribute to community
* access a range of resources that support well-being
"state of wellbeing in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." (WHO, 2009)
* able to express emotions in appropriate manner and being aware of others feelings
* having positive self esteem and self confidence
The human lifespan can be broken up into different stages. Lifespan starts at conception and finishes at death. These stages are, in order:
* Prenatal (from when the person is conceived until birth)
* Infancy (from birth until second birthday)
* Childhood (Early and Late)
* Early Childhood (from end of infancy until sixth birthday)
* Late Childhood (from sixth birthday until age 12)
* Youth (12 until 18)
* Early Adulthood (19 to 40)
* Middle Adulthood (40 until 65)
* Late Adulthood (age 65 until death)
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