What Determines Health?
Many people continue to think of their health as a result of daily personal choices such as choosing more fruits and vegetables, choosing to be active for at least 30 minutes, choosing not to smoke. Others believe that seeing a health professional and getting medical care when it is wanted is what makes them healthy. Health, though, is affected by much more than that. It is a result of all of our living conditions - where we live, work and play.3 Beyond individual lifestyle and access to the health care system, health for individuals and communities is influenced by the total environment, including social and economic circumstances.
Last modified on: July 10, 2019