“Health” is one of those words that means different things to different people. For some people health means the absence of illness. For these folks, as long as they do not have a cold or the flu or some other diagnosable disease or ailment, they think they are “healthy.” They are sometimes quite miserable, but still they consider themselves to have “health.” These people tend to look at the spectrum of health on a “ill-to-not ill” continuum.
I on the other hand, look at the state of health as a continuum from highest possible level of wellness “optimum health & wellness” on the top of the scale to extreme illness [perhaps ending in death] at the opposite end of the scale. I think of it like a ladder: Optimum health at the top and Intensive Care (just short of the morgue) at the bottom end. The higher up the ladder, the better health, the more energy, and the more happy a person is.
- Top Rung: Optimal Health &Wellness
- Cell Protection
- Increased Energy
- No Symptoms
- Decreased Energy
- Pain & Fatigue
- Diagnosed Condition
- Serious Illness
- Near Death/ICU
This approach to health encompasses all aspects of health. Think about it for a minute.
If your finances are a mess, doesn’t that just drag the rest of you down, too?
If you are down and depressed, don’t you just feel tired and de-energized all over?
What if you are not eating “right”?
Do you find you feel sick or tire more easily?
If you had a fight with your best friend, do you feel less “up” than usual?
All of these will tend to knock you down a rung or two on the ladder of health.
To help you on your journey to better health, it is a good idea to start with the thing that will help you most. If there is one thing that you think would make your life better, start there and take it one baby step at a time. I will gladly guide you and help you any way that I can.
So now it is your turn to tell me “What does health mean to you?” Please comment below. I will continue to write posts on topics that address ways to improve your health each day. I will also announce here blogs in other sections of zonataylor.com that relate to specific areas of your health.
If there is something of particular interest to you, let me know. If I have any expertise in that area or can find a guest blogger on that topic, I will do so. How’s that for a deal?
To your optimum health & wellness,