Health and wellness are not synonymous. Health refers simply to a physical body being free from diseases, but wellness is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. If you’re eating the right food and keeping fit, your body will be strong and help you to cope with stress and also fight illness.
Eating well and exercising often when you’re younger will also help you stay in good health later in life. Getting regular sleep is another really important way to stay healthy.
Benefits of good health
- Combats diseases such as such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and certain types of cancer
- Increases longetivity
- Controls weight
- Improves your mood
- Boosts energy
Types of health in Kenya
Kenya’s vision 2030 on health
To improve the overall livelihoods of Kenyans, the country aims to provide an efficient and high quality healthcare system with best standards. This will be done through a two pronged approach;
- Devolution of funds and management of healthcare to the communities and district medical officers. The ministry of health will deal with policy and research issues.
- Shifting the bias of the national health bill from curative to preventive care. Attention will be paid to lowering incidences of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and lowering infant and mortality ratios.
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