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Tattoos could be linked to higher risk of cancer, study finds

Tattoos could be a risk factor for lymphoma, according to a new study....

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Booster Smoothie

16 moves for stronger, sexier legs

Eat right for your baby

On the germ trail

Bananas help fight against HIV

Hurry up on healthy food

Antiseptic baths help fight ‘superbugs’

Is it you or the dog?

Peanut allergy linked to worse asthma in kids

A sensitive topic

Calcium may help you live longer

A taste for fat

Autism awareness

Altruism a sinking quality

Light helps keep spinach full of vitamins: study

Plant-focused diet may curb breast cancer risk

Carrot and Raspberry Muffins

High-fibre foods

Five minutes with: Dr John Demartini

Too many Australians are too fat

Physically fit students top of the class

Climate change allergies

Five minutes with: John Arts

Questions raised over milk intolerance claims

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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.