health


health
noun
ADJECTIVE
excellent, full, good, perfect
bad, declining, delicate, failing, fragile, frail, ill, poor

He had to retire due to ill health.

general, overall
long-term
mental, physical, sexual
environmental, occupational

environmental health officers

public

There is no threat to public health from this paint.

personal
human
VERB + HEALTH
enjoy, have

She's never really enjoyed good health.

ensure, look after (esp. BrE), maintain, protect

You need to maintain your physical and mental health.

enhance, improve

ways to improve the nation's general health

promote

a campaign to promote better health in the workplace

recover, regain, restore
nurse sb back to, restore sb to

She was nursed back to full health.

Doctors worked for weeks to restore him to health.

damage, harm, ruin, undermine
endanger, risk, threaten

Some athletes are prepared to risk their health to win a medal.

affect
monitor
HEALTH + VERB
improve

Her health gradually improved.

deteriorate, fail, worsen

His health began to fail under the heavy pressures of the job.

HEALTH + NOUN
care

How is primary health care best delivered?

community health care

(see also health service)
system
authority (esp. BrE), board (esp. BrE), department

the local health authority (BrE)

issue, needs, problem
hazard, risk
benefit

the health benefits of physical activity

education
centre/center, clinic, facilities

a community health centre/center

insurance, plan

private health insurance

food

health food stores

official, professional, visitor (in the UK), worker

Health visitors give families support for infant care and development.

provider
warning

The air quality was so bad that the government issued a health warning.

minister (BrE)
PHRASES
bad for your health, good for your health

Smoking is bad for your health.

health and safety

health and safety at work

(not) in the best of health, in good health, in poor health

He was in much better health.

sb's state of health (esp. BrE)

He is unable to travel far because of his state of health.


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