World Medical Association
”A complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
WHO. Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June 1946, and entered into force on 7 April 1948.
“A dynamic state of well-being characterized by a physical and mental potential, which satisfies the demands of life commensurate with age, culture, and personal responsibility”
Bircher J. Towards a dynamic definition of health and disease. Med. Health Care Philos 2005.
”Health does not just mean the physical well-being of the individual but refers to the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural well-being of the whole community. This is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life .”
Autralian Aboriginal peoples - health definition.