What does it mean to truly be healthy?

Health is not purely the absence of disease, but it is the full expression of you chemically, physically and emotionally. Everyday we are faced with thousands of decisions we make consciously and unconsciously which will affect our health.

The thoughts we think, the food we eat, the air we breath, the water we drink, the stress we accumulate, the sleep we get, the exercise we do or don’t do, etc… These are all building decision that have created our current state of health. You may feel tired, stressed, worn out, overwhelmed, fat, lazy, etc due to how you handle some of these daily health decisions.

I’m going to tell you it’s still okay. It took you years to earn the body and health you have now. Over 90% of all health conditions are self-induced meaning we did it to ourselves. You got to where you are over the course of years. Don’t fret, a diagnosis or condition is not a death sentence. Most of our chronic diseases that plague this country, costing billions of dollars, are often self-inflicted. It definitely easier to avoid a disease/conditions than it is to fix it.

I personally fell victim to these stresses which led me to poor diet, nicotine dependence and self pity. I let these things define me after my stress burden overwhelmed me and I didn’t know what to do. Rather than make good health decisions I beat myself up physically, chemically and emotionally.

But I’m here and I overcame it. You will too! I look forward to hearing more stories from you guys. Until then, keep on keeping’ on, but in a healthy manner…

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