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    Good-Health Attitude

    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": 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.

    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.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
    Last Revised January 11, 2013

    Last Revised: January 11, 2013

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