What is Physical Health? | Good Health Tips
by Ron Kurtus (revised 24 October 2013) Health is the overall condition of a living organism at a given time. It is the soundness of the body, freedom from disease or abnormality, and the condition of optimal well-being. It is when the body is functioning as it was designed to function. Note that we are talking about physical health, as opposed to mental or emotional health. People want to be healthy, but environmental forces can attack the body or the person may have genetic malfunctions. The main concerns in health are preventing disease and healing damage caused by injuries and biological attacks. Questions you may have include: How does health relate to the function of the body? What about getting sick or injured? How is healing related to health? Functioning as designed Each one of us was born with a body that is a highly complex mechanism. It is amazing that it operates as well as it does. Good health is really defined as being able to function according to the way the body