Health and fitness have become a priority for people all over the world. As medical science continues to point to the indisputable benefits of regular exercise and following a healthy diet, many of us have begun instituting daily routines designed to make us feel healthier and help us live longer. Staying healthy is almost as important as staying alive, as life loses its charm without physical and mental health and well-being. In this section, we give you useful information about physical and mental ailments, their causes, symptoms, methods of treatment, and preventive measures (provided for educational purposes and not as a substitute for medical advice). And we also give you the meanings of common and complex terms in health and medicine and a guide to alternative medicine and holistic healing. Our Health and Fitness articles help you develop a lifestyle that keeps you up and about, physically and mentally.