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Defining Health: More Than Just the Absence of Disease

Blair chiropractor in Cranberry Twp, Dr. Emily Savage, provides a quick educational talk on the topic of health. She begins by defining the word in various categories and discusses the importance of health and how many people overlook it.

Following the World Health Organization’s definition, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of disease or infirmity. But she emphasized that health is not just about the absence of illness, but also about the ability to function at one’s full potential.

Overall, the video is informative and educational, providing valuable information and practical tips on how to improve one’s health and well-being. Dr. Savage’s clear and concise explanations of health to make the information easy to understand and apply to one’s daily life.

Hey, everyone. Dr. Emily Savage here with Revive Upper Cervical Chiropractic. And this week we have been asking people, how do you define health?

So health is insert your definition there. Feel free just to take a moment and think about what health means to you. In the meantime, I’m going to just go ahead and Google Health and the first thing that comes up is,

  • the state of being free from illness or injury.

If we want to get into the Miriam Webster dictionary definition, that’s going to talk about the general condition of the body, especially in regard to freedom from physical disease or pain and all of those definitions are fine. I think that’s probably how a good number of us would define being healthy as not being sick.

But one of the things we like to focus on in our office, one of the definitions we use a lot, is actually from the World Health Organization

  • A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.

And infirmity which I think is probably the most all-encompassing kind of definition that’s out there. But in our office, really, we kind of like to think of it as your body doing what it’s supposed to do. Is it functioning as it was designed?

All those kinds of things you can think of, like if you’re sick and you get a fever. Especially when we think about little babies with fevers. That fever was your body’s innate response to an illness.

That’s your body working hard to fight that infection and get that virus, that bacteria, whatever it may be, out of the body. Right.

I sound a little bit congested right now, getting over a cold or a sinus infection. I got checked today and my scan looked great. So my body is able to do what it’s supposed to do and fight this infection at 100% so that I can do what I need to do. And to me that is being healthy.

Because my body is working for me and it’s working hard and knowing that I don’t have any interference in my nervous system is excellent. And it means that I’m able to do what I have to do to fight off this infection and again, stay healthy.

So take a moment and just think about what health means to you and what kind of definition you want to use because again, there’s a lot out there.

I think that reminding yourself that your body is going to function for you as it was designed is a great way to think about it.

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