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How to rewire your brain to feel good on Mondays

Over-emphasis on safety means kids are becoming more anxious and less resilient

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Why is my loved one with dementia sometimes ‘there’ and sometimes not?

How financial stress can affect your mental health and 5 things that can help

Parkinson’s disease affects 150,000 Australians – how you can help find a cure

Why sitting with crossed legs could be bad for you

What is a paraben and why are so many products advertised as ‘paraben-free’?

A generation of boys are struggling to cope in the modern world – how parents can help

Let’s get physical: Retro workouts are back

How fluid intelligence helps us solve problems

Why does music bring back memories? What the science says

3 ways to unlock the power of food to promote heart health

Researchers develop ‘toxic’ protein test for Alzheimer’s

What causes psoriasis?

Chrono-nutrition: How to eat in tune with your biological clock

‘I was never supposed to get skin cancer’

Joy is good for your body and your mind – three ways to feel it more often

Split decision: When is the right time to separate?

‘Your pain is real’: Bindi Irwin reveals debilitating endometriosis diagnosis

How to ditch ‘fomo’ and foster ‘jomo’ – the joy of missing out

Shingles: who is most at-risk and what are the signs?

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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.