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Studies have shown that high levels of stress can affect your health.
Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in "good health" or "healthy"). The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction.
Systematic activities to prevent or cure health problems and promote good health in humans are undertaken by health care providers. The term "healthy" is also widely used in the context of many types of non-living organizations and their impacts for the benefit of humans, such as in the sense of healthy communities, healthy cities or healthy environments. In addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings, a number of other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals, including their background, lifestyle, and economic, social conditions, and spirituality; these are referred to as "determinants of health."
When we think of nutrition, most of us think of fueling or recovering from training. But food plays another, equally as important role: that of injury care and prevention.
Injury can be obvious, as is the case with a fall or a crash. It can involve wounds and skin abrasions, broken bones, tendons, ligaments and muscle damage. Injury can also be more subtle, manifested by an overuse strain, a tight hip, or plantar fasciitis.
Preventing injury requires a strong defense system. Workouts mean muscles fibers are constantly being broken down, bones are being remodeled and the immune system is being challenged. Once you are injured, your body needs extra energy to rebuild, adequate nutrients to remodel and repair, and antioxidants to help reduce inflammation associated with injury.
Below is a simple prescription for using food to help prevent and treat illness and injury
—and it's more than just an apple a day.
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