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Through prevention, for example with balanced diet, physical and mental activity, the  harmony of each human can be supported.

 νους_υγιής_εν_σώματι_υγιεί “: healthy mind in a healthy body”

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. “(WHO 1948)


Hygieia or Hygeia ( gr.Ὑγίεια or Ὑγεία – ” Health” ) in Greek mythology, one of the daughters of Asclepius. Her sisters have been Panakeia ( All- Cure) and Iaso (Remedy). She is a goddess of health through proper lifestyle and diet – this is the promising way to health that Hygeia has.

 Your name is called at the beginning of the oath of Hippocrates :

Ὄμνυμι Ἀπόλλωνα ἰητρὸν καὶ Ἀσκληπιὸν καὶ Ὑγείαν, καὶ Πανάκειαν, καὶ θεοὺς πάντας …”

“I swear by Apollo the physician and Asclepius, Hygeia and Panacea, and invoking all the gods and goddesses … “

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Hygeia, now-a-days, we translate, the concept of Hygeia and Hippocrates (see Philosophy) as a wellness: good health, holistic health concept.

Life style wellness concept is based on wellbeing, fun and a good physical condition. Today by wellness especially methods and treatments to improve the physical, mental or emotional well-being are meant.

Materials with various methods such as massage, nutritional awareness, physical fitness, stress management trying to achieve the well-being and satisfaction. In line with this holistic-approach to wellness can be understood as a harmony of body, mind and soul. It can also be translated as homeostasis.

Wellness can also be described as a state that combines health and happiness. Thus, those factors that contribute to being healthy and happy will also likely contribute to being well. Factors that contribute to health and happiness have long been recognized, at least since the time of Ancient Greeks. To achieve a state of wellness, one has to work on its determinants.

The determinants of wellness are often considered in different dimensions: awareness and the initiative to improve one’s state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, social and/or occupational health.