1.1 Explain The Difference Between Health And Wellness

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Assessment Task Question 1 Explain the terms “health” and “wellness” The Oxford Dictionary defines health as “ The state of being free from illness or injury”. The WHO defines health as “ a state of complete, physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 1978). Many factors can influence the “health” of a person or community. These factors may include but are not limited to, physical, psychological, social and cultural. Wellness can be described as ones own decision to create health. This is achieved by balancing lifestyle choices in order to reach your potential wellbeing. Many factors can have a negative or positive impact on our wellbeing. There are considered to be seven components of…show more content…
Primary health care is essential in helping all people have equity in health, and are able to live a economically and socially productive life. It ensures that people are able to get the health care they need, when they need it and where they need it. Primary health care focuses on potential risk factors, the ability to prevent and change those risk factors and not just on the treatment of disease. It is recognised that many factors influence health. b/ Explain the difference between health promotion and illness prevention. Health promotion allows people to have control and maintain, their present health,and improve for their future health. Illness prevention aims to reduce the risk of ill health. For example having the flu vaccine every year should help to protect against contracting influenza. c/ Describe some of the factors you would consider if you were to design a health promotion campaign. Depending on the type of health promotion campaign I was designing there would be a number of factors to consider. These include but are not limited to. Demographic, age, gender the campaign was aimed at. Cultural influences How will it affect the

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