Do you ever wonder what it really means to be healthy? Do you think you are healthy? Do you follow procedures, protocols, plans and programs to achieve or maintain good health?
The word ‘health’ comes from an old English word hælþ, which has its origins in old Germanic language and means wholeness, being whole, sound or well. The World Health Organization defines health as:
“…a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
So the experience of health is more than the absence of symptoms. My own definition of health implies adaptability: an experience wherein you not only feel good but also can pretty much eat what you like and engage in whatever activity you feel you want to without experiencing devastating side effects. Continue reading