We can ask ourselves how do we see ourselves and how we consider our health.
There are many ideas as to how we think our health is. We are inundated with advice, either from agencies such as the AMA, AHA, our doctors, to our insurance companies. What we consider what is healthy to us gets shaded by varying degrees from anything even from magazines, print and digital media. Vast images of fitness, virility, sensuousness, strength and fertility create a palette where the self-consciousness of our body and what it feels gets distorted through various diets, fads, medicines, exercise regimes, and the like.
There is a market-place of health-care, whether affordable or not, most of us go on with what we can manage and handle with our fingertips. Either our employers provide the means where we can access that health, or we have to find our own. Expensive instrumentations, charts and graphs state a quantified sense to how we are supposed to feel, yet we are then told that numbers change, or that research shows something different.
What are we supposed to feel?
What am I supposed to look like?
Either we convince ourselves, or let others convince us.
Our general sense of Health is a greater picture than that of a body image. It is more than measured steps on a phone. It is more than just looking good, it is more than eating good. It is an overall quality of life. One of moderation, being able to take the stresses of life and flow with them.
To grow, to flourish and thrive.
We must envision Health.