What is "health?"

新潟県長岡市 アパレル衣類修整のプロ集団 山田修整有限会社
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I am Yoshida, president of Yamada Shusei Ltd., a professional apparel garment repair group in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture.


What is a healthy state of mind, anyway? 


The question of what constitutes good health has been the subject of many different ideas in different times and cultures.



In ancient Greece, health was considered to be the harmony of human reason and emotion.


In medieval Europe, it was also believed that "health is related to the grace of God and the presence or absence of sin.


In modern times, health has become something that is measured and managed based on scientific knowledge and medical technology.


The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health has undergone the following evolution.


The definition in the Preamble to the WHO Charter, adopted in 1947, is still widely used throughout the world.


Health is not the absence of disease or infirmity, but a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. (WHO Association of Japan translation)."


However, this definition has not remained unchanged, and a new definition of health that added the words "spiritual" and "dynamic" was considered and ultimately not adopted by the WHO General Assembly.


The WHO Charter's definition of health is not to be taken as a constant, but rather as an attitude that continues to ask the question, "What is health? as the definition of health changes with the times and the environment.


The "health" of our own company is likewise an important factor in the lives of individuals and the development of society, and it is important that we continue to ask questions from diverse perspectives.