07 Feb What does being healthy mean to YOU?
What does being healthy mean to YOU?
Great question, right? I do think it can mean different things to different people. Unfortunately, today, it seems to be a lot more visual.
LOOKING fit vs. BEING healthy.
Honestly, for the longest time, I thought that if you “looked” fit that meant you must be super healthy. As I’ve gotten older (maybe wiser?!) I’ve come to see that isn’t always true. Yes, there are exceptions though GENERALLY speaking, that isn’t the case.
It used to just be those fitness magazines with the incredibly (and almost impossibly) chiseled bodies on the cover. And now, we throw social media into the mix. From the Insta fitness stars to the celebrity “fat” shaming, we seem bombarded with the message that ONLY the thinnest of thin is ok.
Personally, I can sometimes feel overwhelmed and I’m an adult. How are young people supposed to navigate these dangerous waters?? Or our children? It would seem that our guidance is more important than ever.
What if we try to shift the focus to BEING healthy? Crazy, I know.
But healthy isn’t a size, a number or even a particular look. It’s so much more than that.
So what does being healthy mean to YOU?
- having good relationships with others?
- loving ourselves
- eating good nutritious food?
- being in a good place mentally and emotionally?
- getting good sleep?
- moving your body so you feel good and free from pain?
- or is it something else?
To me, being healthy isn’t so much about what I look like rather more about HOW I FEEL. And I FEEL healthier than I ever have before in my life. Good food and moving my body have contributed greatly. And the better I feel, the more things I WANT to do that add to that feeling.
I’d love to hear what YOU think about this. What does being healthy mean to you??
Want to read more about this topic? Here’s the article that got me thinking about it.