Information: Physical illnesses
Not everyone is healthy, even though you might think so, according to magazines, television and films.
There are many common chronic illnesses such as asthma, skin conditions (eczema), diabetes, epilepsy. Physical disabilities such as stiffness of limbs, paralysis, are not that uncommon either. Staying healthy, or coping with health problems often means:-
Accepting and understanding the illness
Dealing with feelings about being ill (like irritation, anger, depression, anxiety)
Taking control of the illness as much as possible, by taking medicine, and changing lifestyle
Ignoring the illness, or or avoiding thinking about it can cause problems.
For example, poor control of asthma causes major problems for teenagers doing sport, or socialising. If severe it can need emergency treatment.