What Being Healthy Means

I was thinking the other day – what does being healthy really mean?

I think each person has their own definition that may change according to their life stage and experience. For me, it comes down to two words:


Feeling light implies everything is working smoothly and you aren’t weighed down by pain or excess weight.

Feeling energetic goes a step further and means you have the energy, creativity and drive to do what you want.

Health is more than just a physical state. More than merely existing or being pain or disease free, you radiate well-being on every level.

As the World Health Organization states,

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Finally, I like to think of health as a journey rather than a destination. This allows for a gentler, more nuanced approach – taking steps towards better health every day, rather than judging yourself for not haven’t reached your ideal state yet.

What does being healthy mean for you?