Most of what we do to stay well and healthy has little to do with seeing doctors or interacting with the healthcare system.
Staying well is mostly about keeping our bodies in the best shape we can by keeping in a healthy weight range; being active; and eating and sleeping well. It's also about taking care to prevent injury, sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy; protecting our skin from the sun; looking after our teeth; and not using harmful substances. We can also look after our mental health by having positive relationships, keeping our minds active, contributing to our community through work or other meaningful activity, and feeling valued.
Tips for staying well
Keeping our bodies strong and healthy is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Simple lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on our health.Learn more
Adolescence can be a time of confusion. It’s not surprising given the physical and mental changes that take place during this time. After all, moving from the world of the child to the world of the adult requires great adjustment.Learn more
Your 20s and 30s
This is the time of your life. That’s why it is important to make sure you look after your body.Learn more
The middle years
Do you remember when you felt immortal? Maybe you still do feel that way. However, in midlife, certain health problems become more common than when we were younger.Learn more
Stay healthy and there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy a long and happy life.Learn more
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