Social health means, establishing healthy and supportive relationships with family, friends and peoples of society around you. It goes a long way in creating bonding, trust with each other and supporting at difficult times.
HEALTH. According to WHO definition – “Health is not only the absence of diseases and affirmity but is a state of physical, mental and social wellbing.” Most of the time , we focus on our physical and mental health and neglect social health. For the last two years, corona pandemic has affected social health adversely. Instead of closeness, everyone is compelled to maintain social distancing.
IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL HEALTH Many pioneering research suggests that strong social bonding is linked to a longer life. Contrary to this, loneliness and social isolation result in poorer health, depression, and increased risk of early death. Studies also show that having a variety of social relationships may help to reduce stress, cardiac diseases and stroke. In this way people create a healthy and positive interpersonal relationships with one another. Social health is the way, how people interact with other peoples of the the society at large. It consists in showing respect towards others ,having empathy ,supporting and encouraging others and also asking for help when needed.
MAN IS A SOCIAL ANIMAL -Greek Philosopher Aristotle had said -” Man is a social animal .He who lives without society is either a beast or God “. In fact a person living in isolation cant’t learn and behave according to the norms of civilized society. He learns the sociable and supporting qualties only by interacting with the peoples living in that society. Living in harmony with the society comes under the perview of social ettiquettes.
DETRMAINANTS OF SOCIAL HEALTH – There are many factors which determines the prospect of good social health .They are good education and health care facility in that area. Its neighbourhood and envirnment are another important factors.Society and community should not be exposed to any kind of criminal and violence activities.transport facility and economic stabilty should be well established.
Having healthy relation involves good communication, empathy, and care for family, friends and colleagues. It also increases feel good neurotransmitters ,which makes you happier. Being self-centered and remain alone has some ill effects on health, causing stress and depression which may lead threat to self and others. Satish Tripathi firstname.lastname@example.org