Personal health is shaped by the physical, behavioral, and social drivers that impact our lives every day. Physical drivers can include things like exercising regularly, maintaining a nutritious diet, and getting good sleep. Behavioral drivers can include your emotional health and well-being and the ability to receive counseling or other forms of behavioral healthcare when you need it. Finally, social drivers are largely driven by where we live, work, and play: Our support systems and access to things like nutritious food, healthcare, and transportation.
The personal health experience is the sum of all interactions that influence peoples’ perceptions across the continuum of care. Care providers and health companies can improve that experience by offering a personalized, whole-health approach that looks at the factors important to maintaining and improving each person’ individual health.