Health is the most precious treasure in our life. Good health comes from a positive attitude towards life and a healthy lifestyle.

With the aging of the population, the rising pressure of modern life and changes in the social environment personal lifestyle habits have been greatly challenged. The risk of suffering from chronic diseases has greatly increased and this affects our quality of life. This leads to interest in learning how to live a healthier life.

VideoDefining Wellness (5:16 min)
Is not being sick the same as being healthy? Registered nurse Barbara Ho explains the definition of wellness and the ten criteria used to measure health. Part of the “Healthy and Happy Living at Home” 2016 Chinese Forum.

What does healthy mean?  Traditionally, when a person is not sick that means they are healthy.  According to the World Health Organization, ”Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Therefore in our daily life, we should avoid a variety of high-risk factors that can affect our health in negative ways. These include: work pressure, working long hours, lack of rest/sleep, lack of exercise, poor eating habits, air pollution, smoking and drinking. Without reducing these risk factors we will likely cause harm to our body both physically and mentally.

The key message to healthy living is to develop good habits, balance work and play, get the proper exercise, balance diet and practice stress management. The most ideal thing you can do is to take responsibility for your health when you are young, maintaining good self-health management, in order to prevent chronic disease.

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