Good health can’t be guaranteed, but there are all sorts of things that you can do to keep as well as possible.
Make sure you understand the basics of looking after yourself so that you can take full advantage of life.
Some girls have a disability or long-term health condition which affects their daily life. If this is you, you will know already from doctors or nurses how best to manage it, and you should of course always follow professional advice on the best food, exercise and medical routines for you. You can find useful additional support on sites like Scope.
If you do become ill, you need to know what to do. Sometimes you can do things to help yourself but sometimes you need to get help from someone else. Doctors are there to help you; always check with your doctor if you have any worries at all about your health. Find out which health service to use here.
If you’re in a sexual relationship (or thinking about it), there are very important health aspects to consider and understand; make sure you’re fully aware.
There are many major health issues that affect girls around the world. If you want to learn more and find out about what you can do to help, read our section Change the World.