Health

Mixed messages: Is coffee good or bad for us? It might help, but it doesn’t enhance health

Coffee is good for you. Or it’s not. Maybe it is, then it isn’t, then it is again. If you drink coffee, and follow the news, then perhaps you’ve noticed this pattern....

Health Topics

Forget fad diets

Find the right gym for you

Self-tans

Midlife crisis at 35?

Why Diets Fail

Dark thoughts plague night owls

2010 workout trends

Healthy weight loss in 2010

Balancing acid & alkaline

Beautiful curves

Creamy Banana Hazelnut Porridge

Five minutes with: Nivea’s Bianca Takans

Five minutes with: Nicky Dunn

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

New year, new you

Summer skin survival guide

For feet’s sake

Stick your neck out

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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.