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Health is more than just the absence of illness. It is a positive feeling of vitality, energy, optimism and an overall sense of well-being. True health is being able to say "I feel good" for no particular reason other than being alive.

More and more people watch what they eat, exercise, learn to manage ongoing health conditions, strive to improve their lifestyles and look for ways to reduce stress in their lives.

This personal quest for wellness is one of the most positive trends in health care today. In a parallel trend, many people are using forms of natural medicine such as nutritional counseling, chiropractic, acupuncture and others as adjuncts to conventional medical therapies.

 Physical Health

When most people think about health they conjure up images that are related to physical health. Physical health is anything that has to do with our bodies as a physical entity. It has been the basis for active living campaigns and the many eat right campaigns that have swept our country. With so much information about physical health it is often difficult to determine what is current and relevant. This site will attempt to provide you with accurate relevant information to empower you to enhance your physical health.

Physical fitness comprises two related concepts: overall fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations). Physical fitness is generally achieved through exercise, correct nutrition and enough rest. It is an important part of life for both men and woman.

 

Mental Health

People are not just physical entities; an optimal state of emotional well-being is essential to achieving overall wellness. One in four of us will experience some sort of mental health issue at some stage in our lives. Mental or Emotional health in this context includes one's ability to appropriately express your emotions, your ability to learn, and to have meaningful social interactions and connections. Most of us manage our physical health far better than our emotional health, leaving issues and problems to cause real harm.

These include:

Phobias: what to do if you're struggling with a phobia

Understanding stress: spot when stress is becoming unmanageable

Depression in adults and in young people.

 

Nutrition and Diet

 

A good diet is central to overall good health, but do you know the best foods to include in your meals, and those best avoided? We look at the facts, to help you make realistic, informed choices. Your body's nutritional needs change throughout your life. Most of us know that diet plays a role in our general health, but over the years it has also been shown that specific foods can enhance our chances of avoiding certain diseases, and help us cope better with some conditions. 

Diets to promote weight loss are generally divided into four categories: low-fat, low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, and very low calorie. A meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials found no difference between the main diet types (low calorie, low carbohydrate, and low fat), with a 2-4 kilogram weight loss in all studies.

Generaly in the developed world Obesity is such a problem many peopleask, "Why would anyone want to gain weight?"

However there are a number of reasons why someone might wish to gain weight. Some people are naturally thin and would like to be larger. Physical illnesses can result in excessive weight loss. Eating disorders can result in massive weight loss and can, in fact, result in death from the lack of nutrition. Many elderly people have trouble preparing foods and are prone to excess weight loss as well.

Whatever the reason for wanting to gain weight, you need to do so in a healthy fashion ensuring you are getting the much needed calories and give you all of the nutrients that your body may have been missing for a while.