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4 plant-based foods to eat every week (and why science suggests they’re good for you)

A positive attitude to ageing can add 7.5 years to your life

Blue light: what we do and don’t know about the damage it causes our skin

What is misophonia? When everyday sounds cause debilitating distress

This new ‘bionic’ pacemaker could revolutionise treatment of cardiac patients

Has COVID affected your sleep? Here’s how viruses can change our sleeping patterns

Is intermittent fasting actually good for weight loss? Here’s what the evidence says

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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.