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.”
Sound health is influenced by many factors that continuously contribute to one’s long-lasting good mental and physical well being. One cannot say a person is healthy just by looking at them. Even how someone feels about themselves is not always an indicator of a chronic illness or disorder that may slowly take root inside their body. The lack of physical symptoms does not always equal health. Sometimes a chronic health condition shows up, and it’s too late because someone was judging their health only by the indicator of “feeling good.”
Good health is the proper working or functioning of body systems in a normal state without the presence of any disease. Pathology is the opposite. It is when the body’s functions are altered due to illness or disorder regardless of the body showing any physical symptoms.
In normal physiological/healthy states, our body coordinates with the brain in every aspect; for example, each cell in the body behaves as a functioning unit and is dependent on the signals coming from the brain and spinal cord (nervous system). If there is a problem between this connection it will hinder the proper functioning of each cell, tissue, and organ in the body. That’s why a vibrant nervous system is critical to sound health.
“Feeling Good” isn’t an Indicator of Good Health
Feeling good or bad is just a temporary mental or emotional state of mind. It’s a fact that our body responds to physical stimuli of pain as the first indicator of something wrong. When we get injured, we feel pain, so we react to rectify any damage. Surprisingly, there is only an 11 percent chance that our body will perceive pain as an indicator of poor health. Only a few parts of our nervous system trigger pain signals in response to a disease. This creates a problem identifying chronic illnesses that don’t show pain or any symptom at all.
Can Someone Feel Good and Have Poor Health Simultaneously?
The answer depends on the particular person because some people can be chronically ill and be in a good emotional state. The illness may not be discovered until it’s too late. If someone feels good emotionally, that does not translate into being in a fit condition.
We often see cases in which a person seems to be fit and in good health, but after some years, his health starts declining extremely fast. People often develop cardiovascular diseases, physical or mental stress, muscular degeneration, or depression without specific identifying symptoms. As a result, they suffer from adverse health outcomes that otherwise would have been avoided with timely management.
It can be confidently said that feeling good is not something to be related to as a sole indicator of good health. Many health-conscious people regularly get evaluated by professionals for various physical and mental problems to avoid future problems.
How to Remain Healthy Even if There is No Physical Symptom?
Good health, in general, is influenced by proper nutrition, regular exercise, sufficient rest, positive thinking, and a fit nervous system. Any signal interruption between the nervous system and the rest of the body needs to be addressed. This situation can be identified and adequately treated by an expert chiropractor with years of experience.
What Chiropractors Suggest
– Have regular sessions with a chiropractor to get evaluated
– Avoid processed and pre-packaged eatables and consume fresh organic meat and vegetables
– Consume the least possible amounts of sugars
– Perform physical exercise daily
– De-stress the body and perform breathing exercises or meditation to absorb positive energies
– Be grateful for what you have and remain kind
For more information on the best ways to stay healthy contact Preston Chiropractic and Acupuncture to schedule a consultation. Call 919-202-4428.