So just how do you rate yourself on the healthy scale?
What defines health? How do you know if you have enough of it? Do you know what you need to do to get more of it?
It’s a timeless debate. What IS health?
Is it only to exercise more, sleep better, eat five portions of vegetables a day and drink 2 litres of water? If that was all it was then more people should be healthy, happy and well. But they are not. So what else is missing?
What about how you interact with your family and friends? A good relationship will certainly improve your health by keeping your stress levels low and serotonin high.
How much do you contribute to the local community, to society or charity? Contribution has been shown to be extremely important when gauging how happy and healthy people feel as they age. And I don’t mean monetary either. But how you help, volunteer or serve others in the communities you are linked with.
What value do you place on your own happiness when considering your health? For some the stress of chronic normality will slowly rob them of any desire to achieve wonderful things in their life. They’ll always be just keeping up with everyone else, or thinking they should be.
When did you last really do something amazing or fun or scary or just plain stupid? The feeling of achievement, success or new experiences will enhance your overall feeling of well-being And the best bit? The more you do it, the more you’ll want to do it!
Health encapsulates not just what we eat and drink, but how we think, play, rest and contribute to our families, friends and society.
Where do you rate yourself right now?
What could you do to change one thing, that makes a difference to everything else?
Think about it, schedule it, do it!
To a healthier you.