sociology discussion 39

Week 14, Post 1: What Affects Health?

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We often think of health as being in good bodily health. However, the World Health Organization defines health as “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Answer the following questions:

  • Thinking about this definition, how is our health and wellbeing affected by our lifestyle choices?
  • How do our actions and choices affect the health of those around us?
  • How does our culture affect our health?
  • How do our life chances affect our health?

Give some examples from your own life to support your thinking.