Speech on Health
Hello, wonderful people out there. Today I am here to deliver a speech on Health. This includes everything starting from our physical health to mental health. A person who is free from illness, free from injury and free from pain in both mind and body is considered as healthy. One may have a healthy body, but his mind might be sick. On the contrary, one can have a healthy mind but might have a sick body. Hence the balance between the two is extremely important and if a person with a healthy body has a healthy mind, then that person can be considered as a healthy individual. We are part of a population and community. Hence we all have a responsibility towards making it a healthy community.
What is Physical Health?
Physical health tells about the state of our physical body. That how are we maintaining our body. This has nothing to do with the physical appearance, being slim or anything like that. It means that how our physical body is operating.
Whether we are able to perform our regular daily tasks well, whether we are facing any sort of fatigue, pain or are being lethargic in short intervals. Physical health powerfully connects and affects other components of health. For example, if we don’t sleep well, or if we are having an interrupted sleep then the next day we are not able to perform well.
If we are not feeling physically healthy then it affects our mood and confidence level as well. We can adapt certain healthy habits to live a healthy lifestyle. Like being active throughout the day, by eating and drinking a balanced diet, by taking care of hygiene and disease prevention. Our physical health lays a foundation for many important aspects of our life, hence we need to take very good care of our bodies.
What is Mental Health?
We all have mental health. It is just as important as physical health. Mental health comprises our emotional, psychological and social well being. It affects how we feel, think and act. It also is a determinant of how we handle stress.
Thus, it is very important at every stage of life. It depends upon our genetic makeup and upbringing, Our life circumstances and the stresses we encounter in our life. Some people at some stage may have mental disorders like depression and anxiety.
Later at other stages of life, they may have positive mental health when they feel contented & fulfilled. Our aim should be to have positive mental health where we can reach our full potential and live a satisfying life.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes mental health as a state of well being where an individual realizes his full potential, can cope with the stresses in a productive manner and convert it productively and contribute towards the well being of our community.
Being mentally healthy implies that we are able to cope up with difficult times, feel in control, confident and good about ourselves, managing & expressing your emotions and building and maintaining good relationships.
Health specialists say that connecting the dots between food, exercise, and sleep can make a big difference in our health, both mental and physical health. Exercising, eating the right food, nourishing the mind with positive thoughts and healthy companionship.
These habits start in childhood and go ahead with our lives. Then we gradually pass it on to the next generations. Hence, a healthy lifestyle is actually an interlinked chain that is connecting us to our past and future. Let us pledge today to take very good care of our mental and physical health.
Thank you and do take very good care of yourselves.