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The importance of maintaining your health and wellbeing throughout your lifetime by incorporating exercise, diet, preventative health checks, sleep management, managing mental health issues, finding ways to relax and unwind are all important aspects of our health and wellbeing.

Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental, psychological and social changes with environment.

The following links provide general health information and advice, the issues listed are commonly seen in the medical centres and other health and wellbeing services. Please note website information does not replace the need to seek an appointment to see a health professional to discuss health concerns as often they require expertise and referral. There is a considerable amount of Medical Information and advice available, for patients, on line. The practice regularly monitors this information and feels that the following websites offer the best and most appropriate information.

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General health and wellbeing

The word health refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Healthcare exists to help people maintain this optimal state of health. Good health is central to handling stress and living a long and active life. Health can be defined as physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and as a resource for living a full life. It refers not only to the absence of disease, but the ability to recover and bounce back from illness and other problems. Factors for good health include genetics, the environment, relationships, and education. A healthful diet, exercise, screening for diseases, and coping strategies can all enhance a person's health.

Being healthy and keeping well is about making sure we eat well, move more, sleep better and be aware of our limits.