The Five Dimensions of Health – Achieving The Ultimate Balance

When we speak of health, the first thing that comes to mind is having a body that’s in great shape. While physical health is important, there’s much more to good health than just that. There are other components that make up our well-being and it is vital that we recognize and seek to improve each of these.

The Center for Health identifies five distinct yet interrelated dimensions of health and overall well-being – physical health, intellectual health, emotional health, social health, and spiritual health. These health parameters have been established by the World Health Organization back in 1948 and have become the benchmarks for assessing a person’s overall health status. Continue reading