1. Health in the Middle Ages

Health is what keeps us alive

2. Health

The general condition of your body or mind with reference to soundness

2. Middle Ages

the time in European history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (from about 500 a.d. to about 1350): sometimes restricted to the later part of this period (after 1100) and sometimes extended to 1450 or 1500. (dictionary. com)

3. General Health

As the population in medieval times and cities increased hygienic conditions got worse, which lead to a vast array of health problems.

4. two statements about health

There were many myths and superstitions about health and hygiene as there still are today. People believed, for example, that disease was spread by bad odors. It was also assumed that diseases of the body resulted from sins of the soul (learner.org)

Four humors, or body fliuds, were directly related to the four elements: fire=yellow bile or choler; water=phlegm; earth=black bile; air=blood. These four humors had to be balanced. Too much of one was thought to cause a change in personality--for example, too much black bile could create melancholy. (Learner.org)

5. two questions about health

What was the healthiest you could have been in the middle ages?

How could you maintain your health?

7. My thoughts

I think the health in the middle ages was bad. A lot of people had bad hygiene and got very sick, and there was not a lot of doctors around to help them so a huge amount of people died.

8. Ryan Mabry 5th period