Health and Wellness
An individual’s mental and physical heath and wellness impacts his or her quality of life in a variety of ways. People with positive health habits such as exercise and healthy eating can decrease health-related risk factors, while people who smoke or abuse drugs are at greater risk of health problems. Societal issues such as poverty, educational attainment, and safety can impact lifestyle choices that directly impact an individual’s health. A physically and mentally healthy community’s residents have positive health outcomes, practice health-promoting behaviors, and have uninhibited access to health care.