What’s the definition of physical health?
Is there one?
Based on the WHO health definition as it applies to physical health, is it safe to say that simply because everything is working as it should in the absence of disease or infirmity (weakness or ailment), that we’re not necessarily in good physical health?
What do you think?
I personally believe there is more to being healthy in the moment. On the other hand, I also believe that because we are only guaranteed the present, if you’re healthy, don’t take it for granted. Enjoy it while you can.
I also believe the state of our physical health depends largely on our personal health plan. In other words, it depends on how well we take care of ourselves on a regular basis. That includes:
Exercise habits or lack thereof
General living habits
Without seeming as though I am a pundit, expert or zealot about any of the aforementioned, that I am personally the definition of physical health, the definition of spiritual health, or anything that resembles the definition of good health, in a nutshell, what I’m saying is all the bullet points have a bearing on our physical health.
What do you think?
It’s about good health
One dictionary provides this definition of health:
“The general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.”
The ancient Roman poet Virgil said, “The greatest wealth is health”.
I couldn’t agree more but I am a bit troubled by the amount of over-emphasis placed on physical health, as if it is mutually exclusive from the other aspects of health.
I believe health is about:
The “soundness and vigor” in which we pursue and maintain these factors has a direct and indirect effect on each and every one of the factors.
Furthermore, I find it troubling that the word wealth is so overly associated with money and financial wealth.
It’s not to say that I don’t see the importance of physical health and financial wealth. They are both key components of overall health but they are not stand-alone concepts.