What is Health and What Does BEing Healthy Mean to You?

Have you ever wanted to improve your health but didn’t really know what it meant to be healthy?

Well let’s have a look at what is health and then you decide what health means to you!


What is Health?

There are many definitions on health, however the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the one that is mostly referred to. In 1948, WHO defined health as –

  • “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ World Health Organisation

In 1986, the WHO further clarified that health is:

  • “A resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”

Research is also looking at how people adapt to their environment as a part of health (which links in to resiliency – part of mental health), empowering them to identify their own health needs.


10 Health Quotes

The following 10 health quotes, may also support your understanding of health –

  1. “Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” ~ Jules Robson
  2. “The first wealth is health.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Health is not valued till sickness comes.” ~ Thomas Fuller
  4. “Eat to live, not live to eat.” ~ Socrates
  5. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  6. “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”  ~ B.K.S. Iyenga
  7. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn
  8. “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” ~ Plato
  9. “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” ~ Winston Churchill
  10. When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”


What Does BEing Healthy Mean to You?

In this video clip and accompanying worksheet – What does BEing healthy mean to me?, we discuss what some of the definitions around health are and then take you through a process so you can identify what it means for you.

Now You Know What BEing Healthy Means to You…

Now you know what BEing healthy means to you, you can live what you know. Maya Angelou talks about living what you know in this video here. YOU have to “live what you know” is right for you. We do this through connecting with our higher selves, our inner guidance system and our own body’s inner wisdom.


Over to You…

I hope this post has helped you identify what BEing healthy means to you! What step are you going to take to start moving towards health and live what you know? Feel free to let us know your definition below or ask a question on our Facebook page 🙂


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