What Does It Mean To Be Healthy?

Updated: Mar 3, 2019



Do you consider yourself healthy? How do you know if you are? There’s no shortage of discussion about the factors that contribute to health and how to optimize and improve it. But what is health, really? How do we define it? And can the way we define health actually influence or direct our experience of it?

I read so often that health is this or that. Some people define it as a blood chemistry thing, others a certain body fat or by how they feel, and there are those who define their health by how active they are. So which of these are correct? The concept of health is so familiar that many of us have never thought much about what it really means, or if, in fact, those ideals are reasonable or obtainable.