Health Initiatives Conducted Outside Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

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The aim of this essay is to critically reflect on the concept of health. ‘Health’ refers not only to the absence of biomedical diseases and bodily and mental dysfunctionalities; today, the concept is also synonymous with wellness, happiness, and a good life. However, this broad definition of what it means to be healthy nowadays produces a number of problems for citizens who struggle to meet the standards of this changed ideal of health. Consequently, unhealthy citizens, such as overweight individuals, possess not only a biomedically defined unhealthy body or mind; they are also, in a broader sense, believed to lead a lesser work life, family life, love life, etc.
TidsskriftHealth Systems and Policy Research
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)1-3
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Health
  • Health promotion
  • Overweight
  • Wellness
  • Workplace