Are You Living Your Life

How do you define health? Some people view health as having six pack abs and toned features, or getting the most likes on social media.  Some even consider health to be fictional because they do not believe it is possible for them.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, health is defined as “the condition of being well or free from disease.” 

Everyone's definition of health differs from the next person's.

I consider health to be my quality of life. Health is being able to walk up and down the stairs without struggling to catch my breath. It is knowing that if I fall, then I can get back up. Health is waking up pain free and having the ability to get in and out of basic shapes like a squat to pick something up. It's being there for my family, my friends and my significant other.  Health is being able to participate in activities knowing that my risk of injury is low because I practice injury preventative measures.

Health is not how many sets you do at the gym or buying the newest protein to mix in your shaker. Yes, you can better your health by exercising and eating a well-balanced diet, but remember health isnot a number. It cannot be calculated nor compared.  Health is being your version of the best you. 

Health is life, and living it in a way that treats your body with proper nutrition and conditioning in order to achieve a better quality of life, so that you can walk your daughter down the aisle at her wedding, or bend down to pick up your grandson.

Living a life healthy is attainable and sustainable. Are you living it?