Understanding

Understanding the Definition of Health Related Fitness

Being a Health and Fitness Professional, it is my job to understand terms and definitions which are commonplace to this industry, as well to keep abreast of evolving trends. Through my experience, I have found that a number of terms deserve a little more clarification than that which they are granted.

Aside from clarifying the definition of Health Related Fitness, this article intends to shed some light on a few of the associated terms, and to show their respective distinctions.

Is it simply all in a name?

The fitness world seems to use the concept Health Related Fitness like a generic fitness principle – interchangeable with others like “Physical Fitness”, “Health and Fitness” or simply “Fitness.”

While all of these terms can be included under the broad term Health and Physical Fitness, they individually refer to different aspects – both generic and specific. Unfortunately, references to these and other fitness-related

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Understanding Hospital Acronyms for Floors and Units

If you or your loved one is in the hospital, you may be struggling to make sense of all the acronyms that represent the different floors and units of the institution.

The following acronyms are frequently used in hospitals to describe where the patient is receiving care before, during, and after surgery. They may vary somewhat between facilities but these are fairly standard in the United States.

ER

The emergency room, also referred to as the emergency department, is where you’re first seen after a sudden and serious illness or injury. You may arrive at the ER by private transportation or by ambulance.

Care is provided according to the severity of your illness rather than by when you arrived. This is because an individual who’s having a heart attack requires immediate treatment, while those with less serious injuries are able to wait.

The general rule of thumb is that if

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What is Health? | Understanding Health

What is Health?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  There are three clearly identifiable aspects to health:

 

1. Emotional or Mental Health:

Healthy thoughts and attitudes. Our emotional health, which is sometimes referred to as emotional intelligence, plays an  enormous, and often unrealized, role in someone’s overall health and fitness state. If someone  is suffering from mental health difficulties, they may attend counseling or psychotherapy to ‘unlock’ previous emotional turmoil and then actually use their past  emotional trauma in order to grow and develop their emotional intelligence, thereby improving their overall emotional health.

 

 

2. Structural Health:

The health of the body is structurally sound ‑ the bones, muscles, organs etc. are physically in good condition and not damaged – performing the functions they should perform. Structural or physical health may be determined by considering someone’s height/weight

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