Concepts of Health Promotion

In order to achieve and maintain good health, we must take care of ourselves and protect our health by staying fit and eating a healthy diet. In today’s hectic lifestyle, it is important to exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy and strong. There are various health risks and diseases that people are prone to and preventive measures such as regular checkups and screenings can help to avoid getting sick. This article will give you some useful information about the different types of health and also give a brief overview of the major diseases that people face in this day and age.


Healthy life means having a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and avoiding unhealthy practices such as smoking, drug use, and other forms of negative behavior. Social determinants of health can be sociological, biological, and environmental. The level of social determinants required to maintain health is determined by the interrelations between the individual, society, and the environment. Some of these determinants are sociological such as the influence of family, friends, and the neighborhood where the person lives and works.

Structural barriers to healthy living include physical health, hygiene, diet, and social determinants of health. Poor nutrition and hygiene may lead to obesity, which is a public health problem. Physical education and awareness, healthy eating, regular exercise, and protection against physical violence are all important in maintaining optimal health. Health equity refers to differences in health status among people, and these differences are often related to health disparity or health equity.

Health equity refers to differences in health status between groups of people such as racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, and gender. Some health disparities occur because of existing differences in lifestyle, occupation, or habits and others are the result of differential treatment in the present from earlier generations. Societal differences in access to healthy goods and services, healthcare, and medical care contribute to health disparities.

Healthy expectancy and physical environment contribute to good health. Healthy expectancy refers to the ability to live a long and healthy life. This factor is affected by social determinants of health. For example, if the majority of the population is unhealthy and lives with chronic diseases, expectancy at death will be lower than that of persons with good health. Likewise, if most of the population lacks a healthy environment, children will also live life with physical challenges and high mortality rates. Thus, overall health is influenced by both external and internal factors.

Health equity refers to the difference between healthful diet, active life style, and overall health. The definition of health is an analysis of the differences in health between people who have the same characteristics and values. It is then measured using appropriate concepts and methods. A definition of health can be influenced by the impact of culture, demographics, social determinants of health, and health promotion policies. These aspects are considered important components of health promotion and are reflected in the existing concept of health equity.