Philosophy

Definition of Health PromotionJohn Schuh

Personal Best Consulting completely agrees with the definition of health promotion that is documented by the American Journal of Health Promotion (listed below). This definition, which includes a multi- dimensional perspective on optimal health, provides the framework for which Personal Best Consulting approaches helping individuals and organizations.

"Health promotion is the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Optimal health is defined as a balance of physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Lifestyle change can be facilitated through a combination of efforts to enhance awareness, change behavior and create environments that support good health practices. Of the three, supportive environments will probably have the greatest impact in producing lasting change". (American Journal of Health Promotion, 1989,3,3,5)

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