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This is true.  Mental health needs to not just be part of a Wellness visit but something that is addressed every time we visit a health care professional.  In the article the author states " We humans perform better and live longer, happier lives when our health and wellness is regularly attended to with daily physical activity, intake of healthy food and water, and regular monitoring of key health indicators. This is especially true as we age. "  I would say that one key health indicator is how we are feeling mentally.  Are we stressed, depressed or lonely?  Our mental health will impact our desire to care for ourselves and do the other thing associated with good health, such as, exercise and eat a healthy diet.  As Christina stated its not just the physical body we need to be concerned with but also the mind.