I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “good health” and I have come to the realization that it really is a relative term. What it means to me, may not be the same as it does to a teenager, or anyone else with their own ideas of being healthy. So, I’ve decided to do my own random, non-scientific survey on the wide variety of the term “healthy” just to prove my point. So, here’s what I found:
Question: What does “Healthy” mean to you?
Ariel –age 17: “Eating and exercising”
Mickey – age 58: “That you are not sick and you don’t usually get sick.”
Clara – age 59: “ Exercise, see a physician regularly and diet.”
Al – age 61: “Keeping track of the amount of food you eat and keeping your mind healthy too.”
Rory – age 16: “ Eating well but not being overweight”
AnnaLeigh – age 57: “Eating well, exercising consistently and enjoying life.”
Kristen – age 29: “Mental, physical and spiritual balance.”
Colleen – age 19: “Someone who eats a nutritious diet full of produce with very little process stuff like soda and junk food. I also think that a healthy person exercises regularly.”
Pamela – age 55: “Healthy means not to be plagued by illness (having one’s God-given health both mind and body.) Living a healthy lifestyle is to eat properly, exercise often and finding a good balance between work, play, spiritual life and life goals.”
So, there you have it. My attempt at research and you know what? I think we are all wanting the same things. So, here’s to good health!