What Does Good Health Mean To You?

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz

What does good health mean to you?

According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. So not only do we need to be illness-free to be healthy, we have to be mentally and socially ‘well’ too!

So what makes you feel healthy on some days and not so healthy on others?

Food choices can directly affect your feelings of health or ill-health, as evidenced by the lethargy you feel after eating junk food compared to the light and energetic feelings derived from eating an apple or a healthy stir-fry! Good quality sleep, fulfilling work, and positive interactions with others are also up there as being important for well-being.

Take stock of your health this week. Write down areas that you feel are your strengths and areas that may need a little work. If you currently have a bodily condition that is affecting your sense of health, don’t despair. Sometimes we are forced to acknowledge that we are not as physically or emotionally invincible as we would like to believe. If this applies to you, take a little time out to nurture your mind and body this week.

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