Good health is about the mind as well as the body – feeling physically fit, and feeling good about ourselves, means that we can go and achieve more of the things we want to do in life. Staying in good health is important to all of us, and can become particularly important in later years. The best way to stay healthy – physically and mentally – is by learning how to take care of yourself, and about the support you can get to help with any health problem you might already have. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the motivation, the time and the energy to make a few changes in our lives. We’re all human! However a bit of effort can pay off in many ways.
In this section you can find out about different ways to stay well in mind and body whatever your situation. Many things affect our health and wellbeing. Where we live, how we spend our time; our finances and our personal relationships all affect our health alongside any medical conditions we may live with. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, there may be beneficial holistic ways to address people’s needs better. We’ve got information on how to take care of yourself as well as links to other useful websites.
Even if you already have a health problem or disability there are lots of things you can do to stay as healthy as possible and to remain as independent as possible. You can start learning more about health and wellbeing by clicking one of the options above.