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Taking care of your body

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Want to be healthy and strong? Make sure to eat healthy foods, be physically active, and follow your doctor's advice. It’s important to stay healthy and strong whether or not you have an illness or disability. In fact, eating healthy foods and staying physically active can even improve some illnesses. This section offers tips on caring for your body, so click on the links on the left to learn more.

You also might want to check out a cool tool that shows how your body digests food, pumps blood, and accomplishes other pretty impressive tasks. Understanding how your body works can help you take care of it — and make you feel pretty smart too!


Content last reviewed February 16, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013