Category: W1 Activity

Menstruation

The definition of Health, to me, is the well being of one’s own mind, body, and spirit. I approached this definition from a psychological, physical/biological, and religious points of view. As individuals, I believe we tend to depend on these…

Depression

I thought of health and illness as being on opposite ends of a scale. A bunch of small problems or conditions can push you toward the illness end of the scale or maybe something big like stage four cancer. I…

Old Age

The definitions I came up with for health and illness are simply what’s “normal” and “abnormal” respectively in terms of the biological and psychological components of life. Some major ideas I keep in mind when dealing with these two terms…

Shyness

For me, health and illness occupy a continuum, just like the one we saw in our lecture (Illness – Health – Surplus Health). They are integral in defining one another; health is absence of illness as illness is the absence…

Sadness

My definition of health is alive and well, without anything harmful in your body or that inhibits daily life.  This idea came from a combination of society , family and personal experience.  In society health is portrayed as clean and…

Insomnia

The definition I made of health is “physical and mental well-being”. The definition I came up with for illness is “an alteration in the physical or mental well-being of a person.” I used these definitions because I feel they touch…

HIV

My definition of health was the absence of disease through biological, social, and psychological aspects.  My definition of illness was the biological and psychological effects felt through disease. The reason why I chose these two definitions was both are a…

Sadness :(

Health and illness are different terms, and my definitions are reflective that they are two coexisting elements of the human condition. Health I think of as a spectrum or 1-10 scale. A 10 would be someone who is free of…

Chronic Fatigue

My definition of health was a well being of physical and mental states of the body. My definition of illness was pretty much the exact opposite. Illness to me is an unfavorable and unnatural state of physical and or mental…

Erectile Dysfunction

My definition of health was “a state of well-being in which a person is active, eats right, sleeps enough, and is emotionally sound and stable as well.”  My definition of illness was “a state in which an individual feels that…