Editing Source Material
Health, according to the World Health Organization, “is a state of full physical, mental and emotional well-being and not just the absence of sickness and disease.” A variety of other definitions have also been used over the years for varying purposes. For example, being healthy means being content with your own health; it does not necessarily mean you are physically healthy. Health is affected by the ability to love and respect one’s self, as well as to be a good partner, parent, and person.
The best way to improve one’s health is through a healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating and exercise, in conjunction with sound sleep and relaxation techniques are the cornerstones of a sound and healthy life. A healthy lifestyle includes making sure that you get the proper amount of sleep and exercise, and that you take time for yourself. When illness comes along, it can be overwhelming and embarrassing. However, there are resources available for those who need assistance. Many health centers offer therapy for those who are ill and those who are curious about what to expect after being ill.
There are a multitude of health promotions that can be done in order to improve one’s physical and mental health, among other things. For instance, if you would like to edit source material that has been written or produced by people who are ill, you may wish to consider working with a professional writer or editor, especially if you feel comfortable with writing about illness, or if you are familiar with medical terminology. You could also edit or write medical articles, which are more often than not, written by those who have experienced the illness themselves. If you feel that you would enjoy working with a team of writers who are either ill or currently suffering from a physical or mental illness, you could work with a freelance health magazine and web site that specializes in health promotion.