Every day we are told that we should be doing this or doing that to stay healthy. But have you ever wondered what 'being healthy' actually means? Most of what we see in the media relates to either a balance of the mind or a healthy diet (usually the latter) but I've been giving this some thought of late and decided it would be useful for me to write down what healthy actually means to me, to help me with my own goals, and those of the people I'm helping too.
Health to me isn't just about the body. A healthy person is someone whose body, mind and spirit are a in balance and unified. Whilst we tend to separate our mind and body as two separate entities, in reality the two are totally inter-connected. A healthy person's immune system, nervous system and hormonal system need to be in balance and a healthy person will have positive attitudes and approaches to whatever life throws at them, being able to deal with life's challenges when they arise, and to enjoy life's wonders.
So how do you know if you're a healthy person? There are lots of ways that can help you determine this. Things like:
With a holistic approach to health, and looking at our overall wellness of mind AND body, we can learn to make changes to our diet and our lifestyle, plus mental attitudes, and start to see differences in our overall health. Rather than just focusing on what we are eating or drinking, which is really only one part of the story. What does 'being healthy' mean to you?
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