Good-Health Attitude

Topic Overview

Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude—a good-health mind-set—doesn't just happen. It takes work, every day.

The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude":footnote 1

  • Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities.
  • Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses.
  • Break down activities into small tasks that you can manage.
  • Incorporate fitness and nutrition into your daily routines.
  • Develop methods to minimize and manage stress.
  • Balance rest with activity.
  • Develop a support system of family, friends, and health professionals.

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References

Citations

  1. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (2010). Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis. Available online: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Osteoarthritis/default.asp.

Credits

Current as of: August 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Donald Sproule MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Lisa S. Weinstock MD - Psychiatry
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health

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