Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans, it is the general condition of a person’s mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in “good health” or “healthy“). The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
So what does that mean?
Are you healthy if you don’t feel sick?
Are you healthy if your doctor doesn’t prescribe any changes to your current lifestyle?
In a world where HEALTH is subjective, here are three areas you should look at to determine your overall health:
Are you eating healthy. limiting your sugar, fat, and red meat intake?
Are you exercising properly and refraining from injuring yourself?
Are you avoiding putting toxins of any kind into your body (i.e. preservatives, chemicals from hygiene products, alcohol, drugs, etc)
Are you watching your food and water intake and are they at healthy quantities?
Are you exercising your mind, creating new pathways?
Are you limiting stress?
Are you learning new things and practicing old skills and talents?
Are you meditating or taking time to relax and reflect each day?
Are you treating others and being treated with respect?
Are your relationships healthy and non-toxic?
Are you important to someone or several someones?
Do you have a relationship with a higher power?
Health is a multifaceted achievement. To obtain true health, all three aspects of your life must enjoy a certain level of health. Failing in one aspect will mean a lessening of health in the other two aspects. To be truly healthy, you cannot ignore one aspect but must maintain a high balance in all three.