Health Issues

Why do I need to think about my health?

Keeping your mind and body healthy is a big and very important adult responsibility. You will feel more alive and energetic, look better, think more clearly, and live longer if you pay attention to your mental and physical health.

What does being healthy mean?

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

Great Website: HealthMatters

This is a health and wellness website and curriculum developed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program’s website offers a variety of resources, including a calendar of health-related webinars.

What is Health?

One definition of health is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.  Really, being healthy means something different for each and every person. What is healthy and good for you might not be good for me.  Here are some pieces that contribute to your health:

  • What you eat
  • How much exercise you get
  • What you do for fun
  • Your medical care
  • What your relationships with family and friends are like
  • Your work and workplace dynamics
  • How you deal with conflict

It’s good to take some time to think about what being “healthy” means for you.