The Importance of Taking Care of Your Health

Taking care of our health should be a priority during any stage of our life. This will help us to have an excellent quality of life in all levels and ages. Therefore, today we will talk about the importance of health care. According to the definition developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), “health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not only the absence of affections or diseases”. Thus, it is clear that beyond pathologies, health encompasses several factors that intervene in the quality of life of each one. A healthy person, therefore, would be one who enjoys a full and happy life at all levels.

How can we take care of our physical health?

Enjoying a good state of health can be achieved from varied actions and kept for a long time or well lost due to various reasons. To be healthy, a person should:

Follow a healthy and balanced diet. Exercise regularly

Avoid consumption of toxic or addictive substances such as tobacco, alcohol or any type of drug.

Perform the relevant medical checks or check for possible complications. Here it plays a fundamental role to have a good health insurance that can support you against any illness with the best professionals and coverage’s.

And the WHO says that maintaining a healthy diet, normal weight and some physical activity throughout life to prevent one-third of cancer cases would suffice. At the opposite pole we find that eating improperly, eda, an inadequate diet, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking cause up to 80% of premature coronary heart disease.

Mental health

The importance of health care also encompasses the psychological aspect and emotions. Having a positive attitude towards life, establishing healthy personal relationships, limiting stress situations and encouraging optimism are practices that we cannot lose sight of, as they will help us to improve our health.

How do periods of crisis affect our health?

Health is a global health that can be achieved, but many are not easy to achieve and many others are easy to lose. The latter has become evident in recent months, as the current economic crisis has had an impact on the health of citizens. According to a study by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a WHO-backed group, the crisis has led to an increase in mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. In addition, it has an effect on infectious diseases, which are favored by the poor living conditions of people with few resources, but also by the difficulties of accessing treatments and by the fall in the quality of the public health system. This is the case of the emergence of new outbreaks of malaria in Greece, a disease extinguished in Europe, or the increase in that country of HIV infections among drug addicts.


Policies for health budget cuts make access to health care and services difficult, which increases the desirability of having good private health insurance. An investment with many benefits in the short, medium and long term.

Some of the advantages they offer are:

  • Possibility of choosing doctor of any specialty.
  • Quick access to medical and diagnostic tests.
  • Quick access to specialists and interventions, without long waiting lists.
  • Revenue in clinic with maximum comfort, both for the patient and the companion.
  • Personalized medical consultations (by phone or mail), avoiding unnecessary travel and waiting.
  • Possibility of obtaining a second medical opinion with national and international specialists in case of serious illness.

Urgent assistance in Spain and abroad.

Every April 7 is celebrated World Health Day that reminds us that the importance of health care will be the key to face our day to day with energy, vitality and a smile. In our hands is achieving an optimal state of health or otherwise lead a life full of depressive episodes, fatigue, decay, etc. Do not forget to take care of your body and your mind, and above all, try to relativize all the problems that surround you.


Health is a concept that encompasses much more than the absence of disease. Habits such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and absence of toxins, living optimistically and fostering healthy relationships can help us achieve optimal health. The economic crisis and the cuts are leading to an increase in some diseases, especially mental.