To many people, “health” means being able to run 3 miles without stopping, hitting the gym 4 times a week, or doing 25 pushups in a row. While all of these things contribute to someone being fit, to me, “health” is a whole lot more. Your health level may determine whether you will be able to take your kids to Disneyland and ride all the rides with them, walk your daughter down the aisle, make it to your grandson’s college graduation, or finish a half marathon at age 60. All of these things are huge milestones and to be healthy enough to attend and participate will mean you get to be present for those lasting memories. On a smaller scale, “health” may mean being able to park your car wherever and walk to your destination, walking your kids home from kindergarten, or taking the stairs when the escalator is down.
Life isn’t just about living; it’s about the experiences and the memories you gain. Your quality of life doesn’t have to suffer just because you get older. Being healthy and active will allow you to be able to do all these things that are so important to not just you, but your loved ones as well. So, I want you to take some time and think about what health really means to you. Maybe it will help you find that last bit of motivation you need so you, too, can live a high-quality life.
Leave a comment below and tell me what “health” means to you!