Health is more than the absence of diseases. An important part of being healthy, is your ability to cope with stress in a positive way. If you believe that you can handle difficult situations, this will have a positive impact on your actual coping skills and you’d be able to deal with whatever life throws your way, much easier. The experience of control is important for our ability to handle stress. So, if you find yourself believing that there is nothing you can do, this can easily cause a lot of additional stress and impair your well-being.
Health is not just about the body, but also about thoughts and feelings. It is equally important to take care of your mental health, as it is to take care of your body.