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More recently, researchers have defined health as the ability of a body to adapt to new threats and infirmities: “Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”

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What is physical health?

According to Study.com, “Traditional definitions of physical health prior to the onset of modern medicine would have considered someone physically healthy if he or she was not stricken with a serious illness. With modern medical innovations came longer life spans, which changed the way we define physical health. Today’s definition can consider everything ranging from the absence of disease to fitness level.”

Why is looking after your body so important?

Health24 gives us more info: “A 30-minute walk every day can do more for your long-term health than all the efforts of a dozen doctors and their medication. Not only does exercise improve your health, even if you have already been diagnosed with something, but it can go a long way to prevent the onset of several life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. And exercise can make you look great – younger, fitter and thinner. Who needs any more convincing?”

Click here for a list of 20 good reasons to look after your body.

An extract from the VITA NOVA COUNSELLING CENTRE: “Your physical body-and health needs are very important. You must listen to your body and become aware of what it is that your body needs. When we are unhealthy, tired, stressed or sick we are not happy campers.”

Read more about what your body is asking of you, here.

Bob Lynch from the California State University of Los Angeles writes: “I personally believe there is more to being healthy in the moment.  On the other hand, I also believe that because we are only guaranteed the present, if you’re healthy, don’t take it for granted.  Enjoy it while you can.”

Giving your body what it needs

Are you tired of talking about your health, and want to do something about it?

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