A simple definition = “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (World Health Organization).
Most people would believe that health is just being free from pain or injury, but ask someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or diabetes, or has had a heart attack who thought they were “healthy” by being free or pain and injury. Are they indeed really healthy? The answer is clearly NO!
Our body has an amazing ability to deal with life’s stressors and still function without informing us of what is truly going on under the surface – until it no longer can on it’s own. That’s when we may experience disease, illness and pain.
When was the last time you had a thorough blood test or had your blood pressure checked? Are you absorbing all the nutrients you consume through foods & supplements you take? What about your spinal health – have you ever had that checked? Are your stress levels too high? Do you exercise regularly?
These are just some of things that may be having a detrimental effect on your health. Without having them checked, you won’t know how healthy you really until it’s too late!
As you can see, true health involves a PROACTIVE approach, rather than a reactive one. Yes it takes a bit more “doing” from you, but hey, isn’t your one most valuable asset worth it?