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PHYSICAL HEALTH

Many things impact our physical health. Our level of activity or exercise, our diets, exposure to toxic substances (even those we choose, like cigarettes), chronic health conditions, acute illnesses, and more help to determine our overall physical health. 

Mental health also affects our physical wellbeing. Many medications used to treat mental health conditions come with side effects like drowsiness and confusion, which can undermine the best of intentions to get out there and exercise. We often find that substance abuse and mental illness go hand-in-hand, as those who suffer sometimes self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. And these are just two common examples.

It can sometimes seem like we’re being struck from all sides. Physical concerns like allergies and the common cold can affect your senses of smell and taste, ruining your appetite and making it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Chronic pain makes it hard to exercise with regularity, and we rarely sleep well or for as long as we really should. 

Nearly everywhere we turn, we’ll see something that impacts our physical wellbeing. But, what can we do to help ourselves? You’re in the right place to find out. From articles on healthy eating on a budget to podcasts on addiction, you’ll find the tools you need to inform yourself and the motivation to put that information into action!

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