When first asked if I thought I was healthy in the video lecture I said yes because I don’t have any adverse symptoms. I then began thinking more on the subject and realized that people may have conditions yet may not have symptoms for it. I think that my definition of healthy would have to be having no adverse symptoms of any condition and also a verified health status having gone to a physician for a physical or something to make sure I don’t have any underlying illness. As for illness it would be an abnormal feeling felt for duration of time. How I would determine if someone is unhealthy is by testing them for various things like cholesterol, heat rate, temperature, etc. to make sure that they are at a good baseline health.
Definitions of health are determined by many things. I think that the media play a huge role because we have so many commercials for medications and diseases. I also think that there is a social role because we compare and judge each other based on how we think we should look. What our families have taught us from children often follow us as adults. Parents are responsible for teaching healthy eating habits and feeding their children healthy foods however schools also need to be better at making healthy food choice overwhelmingly available rather than the fried foods that are easy to make.
Shyness is something that I would not consider an illness. I believe that you can grow out of being shy and you can learn to be more social. Being shy is a personality and it does not directly affect any body system. There could be a mental illness that makes someone less social but shyness itself is a personality trait.
Cancer is not an illness it is a disease. An illness is considered to be the symptoms associated with a particular disease. An example of treating an illness for cancer would be managing the pain and discomfort. On the other hand treating the disease would be curing the cancer and having the person be in remission.