Staying well - Keeping well
"…All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly..."
Hippocrates - Greek physician born in 460 BC who is known as the founder of medicine
It is nearly 2,500 years since the Greek physician Hippocrates made the statement at the top of the page.
In the 21st century not a day goes by when a lifestyle debate rages in the media highlighting not only Hippocrates ideas about bodies that are ‘unused,’ but also highlighting what happens to ‘misused’ bodies.
The evidence is overwhelming that the more you look after yourself, the healthier you will be and that leading a healthier lifestyle is one of the main things you can do to look after your well being.
It's never too late to change – get into good habits now and you'll continue to reap the benefits for the rest of your life.
In the Staying well - Keeping well section of the website we look at the actions you can take to improve and protect your physical and mental health.