What Is Health?
Many people define health in terms of how they “feel” and will make the statement : “If I feel good today , I must be healthy”. But there are millions of people who “feel” good today yet they have severe blockages in their arteries that they cannot feel. Are they healthy? And how about those people who have a routine checkup and they find a tumor that has been growing slowly for many years. Because they “feel” good and do not have symptoms…are they healthy?
I think we can all agree…Health is not about how you feel.
Then what is it?
Health is defined as an optimal state of function and well being.
While I agree that this definition is somewhat vague…I think we can all agree that a “healthy lifestyle” is needed to live better. This includes:
- Proper Nutrition
- Moderate Exercise
- Good Sleep
- Positive Attitude
- Proper Musculoskeletal Alignment/Function