Seems like a simple enough question, but the longer we think about the topic, the more we begin to question the state of our health. Good health IS NOT defined as:
the absence of disease or
the absence of pain
To determine whether you are healthy or not, the following three questions should be addressed:
1. How do you feel upon awakening?
sluggish and tired?
stiff and sore?
well rested and eager to face the challenges and rewards the day holds in store for you?
2. When you think about your relationship with your significant other and/or family and friends:
does stress and elevated blood pressure follow closely behind?
do you come to realize these relationships are pretty much taken for granted?
do you cherish the thoughts and realize how these people impact the quality of your life?
3. How much value do you place on personal responsibility in preventing disease and degeneration?
are you one that doesn’t really think about it because there are too many other responsibilities facing your life?
are you one that knows what you should do, but just haven’t been able to find the time to make the commitment?
are you one that recognizes no one cares more about your well being than YOU and place great value on taking the necessary steps to maximizing optimal health?
Although the list of questions could be much longer, these three simple questions might provide adequate insight into helping you understand your current state of health. Good health is based on ACTIVELY expanding positive behaviors, activities and environments.
The next time someone asks, “so how ya feelin,” how are you more likely to reply?
“Not Bad” or
“Couldn’t Be Better!”
Good health starts with a positive attitude; not a fake memorized response, but a deep internal emotional drive that supports physical and emotional wellness. Answering the three questions above will give you greater insight into understanding your state of health and the potential direction you’re headed. You will find that doctors performing physical examinations, ordering lab studies, ultrasounds, diagnostic imaging, etc… will simply corroborate what YOU ALREADY KNOW!