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Voluntary assisted dying will be available to more Australians this year. Here’s what to expect in 2023

By the end of 2023, eligible people in all Australian states will be able to apply for voluntary assisted dying as the final three states’ laws will become operational this year....

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How long does it take for skin to repair after sun exposure?

New study finds UV nail lamps can damage DNA and cause mutations

Harvard researchers reveal the 4 diets associated with living longer

You’ll never guess where the most kitchen contamination occurs

How long is the perfect nap? A sleep expert explains the science of slumber

China’s COVID cases may have hit 900 million. What’s headed our way?

Who is and isn’t suited to barefoot running? And if I want to try, how do I start?

Why prolonged sitting may be worse than smoking

Are vegan pet diets as unhealthy as they’re claimed to be? Here’s what the evidence says

What Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ tells us about ‘complicated grief’ and the long-term impact of losing a mother so young

5 ways to avoid pain and injury when starting a new exercise regime

Lancôme launches device to help people with limited mobility apply makeup

The actions you can do today to reduce your risk of skin cancer

Feathered friends: Listening to birds can boost mood

Could mindfulness be as effective as medication for anxiety?

How to start a conversation about mental health

Eating late at night may actually make you hungrier

Emotional labour: what it is – and why it falls to women in the workplace and at home

Life is short, and for good reason – here’s how to make it more meaningful

Move over Hygge, ‘yăng shēng’ is the way to nourish your life in 2023

Holiday burnout: why it happens – and three research-proven ways to help you recover

How much memory loss is normal with ageing?

How to thrive: Live your best life with these 6 top tips

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Being healthy is a dynamic process because it is always changing. We all have times of good health, times of sickness, and maybe even times of serious illness. As our lifestyles change, so does our level of healthiness.

Those of us who participate in regular physical activity do so partly to improve the current and future level of our health. We strive toward an optimal state of well-being. As our lifestyle improves, our healthiness also improves and we experience less disease and sickness.

When most people are asked what it means to be healthy, they normally respond with the four components of fitness mentioned earlier (cardiorespiratory ability, muscular ability, flexibility, and body composition). Although these components are a critical part of being healthy, they are not the only contributing factors. Physical healthiness is only one aspect of our overall healthiness.

The other components include: social, mental , emotional and spiritual health.