Mental Health and Well-Being

One thing that the United States has tended to lack over the years is good health. For generations, the United States has had one of the highest infant death rates in the world, a terrible maternal health record, and a poor track record when it comes to public health. The health care system in the country isn’t particularly efficient and people don’t have access to many of the basic healthcare services they’d need. Access to healthcare also tends to vary greatly from state to state. For people who are lucky enough to live in states where they have a robust health care system, there are a number of different things that they can do to improve their health and preventative care.


According to the World Health Organization, “public health is the state of good general health or the absence of major illness and disability.” In other words, public health is essentially a measurement of how good you are at controlling your own body weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and similar things. It’s important to note that the World Health Organization does not give out a score for how healthy a country is. It simply states that public health is a measure of quality of life measured over a period of time. This is not the same as the score that doctors give you for your cholesterol levels or the number of cases of asthma that they identify in a given year.

As far as how to improve your overall health and preventative care, there are a number of different things that you can do on your own as well as things that you can do to enhance the care that you receive from public health resources. One of the most important things for everyone to do is to get regular physical activity. It doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, young or old, or whether you’re single or part of a couple; being active every day keeps you healthy and mentally strong. In addition to making sure that you get enough exercise, other things that you can do to maintain your mental health and wellness include taking care of your mental health and wellness.