Health and Wellness
Health is complex and involves the interactions of variegated factors. In 1948, the World Health Organization wanted parameters to measure the functionality of an individual's health. The first agreed barometers identify the physical, the social and the metal constructs. These constructs and the following are defined below. Later, the emotional, the spiritual, and the environmental dimensions become important. These six parameters are known as the Six Dimensions of Health.
- Physical: ability of the human body's structure to function properly
- Social: ability of an individual to interact with other individuals
- Mental: ability of an individual to process information and act properly
- Emotional: ability of an individual to cope, to adjust, and to adapt
- Spiritual: belief in some force or dynamic other than humans
- Environmental: encompasses the external surroundings (e.g., habitat, work place) and the internal surroundings (e.g., internal structure, genetics)