A good-health attitude

Good health requires a positive attitude. You must 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.1

The following tips will help you develop and maintain your "good-health attitude":

  • 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.

Citations

  1. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (2006). Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis. Available online: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Osteoarthritis/default.asp.

Last Updated: April 17, 2009

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Richa Dhawan, MD - Rheumatology

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