Health Science Introduction to Personal Health

Health education can promote satisfying, good personal health. It enables people to make decisions about everyday health-related activities at all stages of life. In 1977, Dr. Bill Hettler, Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the National Well Institute, developed a Six Dimensional Wellness model which consisted of: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental. The balance of the six dimensions are factors that contribute to good health. In order to be considered a “well,” individual, it is important to assure that these areas are all balanced.

Health is a very broad concept.  When broadly defined, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being not merely the absence of disease.