Canterbury, United Kingdom

American Studies / Health Studies

Bachelor's
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: social
Qualification: BA, BSc
Kind of studies: full-time studies, part-time studies
University website: www.canterbury.ac.uk
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (BA/BSc)
Health
Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined human health in a broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value, the ambiguity in developing cohesive health strategies and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete", which makes it practically impossible to achieve. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction.
Health
Health that snuffs the morning air.
James Grainger, Solitude, An Ode, line 35.
Health
May be he is not well:
Infirmity doth still neglect all office
Whereto our health is bound.
William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act II, scene 4, line 107.
Health
Of all the garden herbes none is of greater vertue than sage.
Thomas Cogan, Heaven of Health (1596). Quoting from Schola Salerni, p. 32.
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