To be honest there is no one answer to this question as we will of course all have our own evidence about what constitutes healthy!
As a fiftysomething realistically I cannot set health goals at the level of say my son who is 25. Or can I perhaps I cannot reach his fitness levels but perhaps 'health' is not something that is determined by age.
Also is a 'healthy me' determined only by fitness or by how much I weigh? I'm not even sure the medics would say it is. To me being healthy is having a good relationship with myself, both physically and mentally, also can I really consider myself healthy if I do not have healthy relationships to those close to me and to the wider world.
Perhaps it is true that it does not matter how 'fit' I am if I have an unhealthy or abusive attitude to myself, those around me or to the wider world.
The more I think about it healthy is much more than fitness or good food (though those things help!).
So if these ideas interest you bookmark this page and I will add more thoughts as they occur!
New Year post by friend & colleage Maggie Ayre
6 years ago