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Tipping the Scales to Health

Posted by 22 November, 2008 As diet,health,mental health (0) Comment

“Tipping the Scales” is an idiom for “causing a change, especially in making something more likely to happen”.

“Health” depends on many things. It can be your weight, it can be fitness, mental state and most likely is a combination of all these.

In 1948, the World Health Assembly defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This definition is still widely referenced, but is often supplemented by other World Health Organization (WHO) reports such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion which in 1986 stated that health is “a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.” [Wikipedia]