HEALTH: Local health focus brings forward the question - what does it actually mean to be healthy?
HEALTH: Local health focus brings forward the question - what does it actually mean to be healthy? Molly Hancock

OPINION: What does it mean to be healthy?

AS THE warmer seasons approach, it seems that everywhere I look, people are giving themselves mid-year resolutions to get fit and healthy.

But what makes someone healthy in the first place?

I've been writing both the July Health Month and Tradies Health Month campaigns in the paper over the past two months, and after researching and talking to local health professionals, I've opened my eyes to see how health doesn't only surround a suggested weight bracket.

As well as eating a generally healthy diet and keeping relatively active, there are so many other things you can do to treat your body with kindness.

For example, when was the last time you paid attention to your feet?

People often rely on their feet every day, yet as July Health Month's focus on footcare showed, local podiatrists believe they don't see nearly as many clients as they should.

When was the last time you got a check up at the doctors?

There are so many different health professionals here in the South Burnett to help you get on track, so there's no need to bare with a lingering cough or aching bones needing chiropractic adjustments.

Also, are you caring for your mental health properly?

If you haven't considered these different health avenues, you might want to make an appointment with a health professional soon.

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