The 8 Dimensions of Health represents a view of health
in which many factors contribute to one's overall wellness and well-being. In the past, health had been defined as relating to the physical body in terms of the presence or lack of pain, illness, disease. Today, the concept of health has grown to include more than the condition of one's physical body and the absence of disease. The 8 Dimensions of Health acknowledge that beyond the body, the quality of one's mental state, interactions with others, regular living and work environments, career pursuits, hobbies and other stimulating areas of personal interest and expression, financial stability, and system of beliefs and values all have a role in determining well-being. This belief states that each of these factors can influence one's overall health, and that these factors are not isolated from each other. Instead, any combination of these factors can be connected at any given point in time.