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Supporting Positive Mental Health Through Physical Health

When you think of physical health, you think of fitness and wellbeing where all internal and external body parts are working, as they should. The World Health Organisation define Mental Health “as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (WHO, 1992). While these two health factors are often thought of as very different, they are actually very similar. Both revolve around a person’s wellbeing and how it is maintained. Maintaining good physical health can ensure that you keep good mental health and vice-versa.
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