What do you think Health is?

You have noticed that I have called this site ‘Health Unchained’, but what do I mean by this? Why health? and what is health anyway?

Well first of all let’s tackle the question ‘Why Health?’. The way I see it health is a holistic thing. It affects everything we do in life no matter what that is there is an interaction within the eco-system within your health. So I see that health as a state of being at any one point in time we are in a state of being or a state of health. If we feel sad or happy, if we are interacting with others, when we are are contemplating change. All of these has an effect on our health state or state of being.

So why Health Unchained? The phrase unchained to me means empowered, so in this context it really means that you can empower yourself to move to any state of being you desire. You can actually lose the chains that shackle you and be free to lead the life you desire and make the changes you desire permanent.

What is health? What does it mean to you? To some this means a physical state but think about it for a minute. Just what does it mean and what exactly is it?

To me health is holistic. First there is Biological/physical health, the organ systems of the body, cells, atoms chemicals etc. Then there is Psychological health, the way you think and your emotions. You can also consider Social health, this means your interactions with others and your environment, the wider environment of nature and the Universe. Do you struggle with money? This is economic/financial health which would include your own personal finances, and economic systems in which you interact. You can also understand that there is spiritual health that is the life force, soul, beliefs etc.

So that would then be Biological, Psychological, Social, Economic and spiritual health or Bio Psycho Socio-Economic & Spiritual health. All these parts of health are interacting with each other and have a cause and effect on your state of being. So I see health as a wider construct which we should really acknowledge and once you have the tools and knowledge you can begin to improve your ‘Health’. So for example if you wanted to lose weight, you must prepare for change psychologically first and get clear on exactly what you desire. Then you start the process of preparing yourself physically. Once done you begin to think about budgeting for the change with whatever resources you will require. You may contemplate about how you will seem to others.

That’s all for this post but I hope it all makes sense to you. Stay healthy!

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My Name is Richard Williams. I'm a Registered Nurse in Mental Health by profession. I have also developed a model for change and personal transformation and this is the basis of my blog.

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