What is health?
Hi everyone, hope you are all well and hope everyone had a wonderful festive season with friends, family and loved ones :)
A brand new year has begun, and I'm sure everyone is nice and refreshed and ready to start new health and happiness adventures!!!!
Unfortunately for me the start of January meant catching Covid :(
As I'm sure anyone who has fallen ill would agree, whenever you catch a cold or some kind of flu it really makes you realize how precious it is to be healthy. I was quite sick for 3 days and could barely get out of bed. I tried to go out into the garden, which is such a special place for me, but it was difficult to feel any joy. I could see so much that needed to be done, and normally that always brings joy and excitement, but whilst I was feeling sick it felt like such a huge job that I just couldn't find the energy for.
Someone once said “Health is not valued till sickness comes”
So this experience was a really great reminder about how valuable the health I have right now is!
So what really is health then?
Are we healthy simply if we're not feeling sick or unwell?
WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
Mahatma Gandhi said, “It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold of silver”
Joseph Pilates who invent Pilates said, “Physical fitness is the first request of happiness”.
How do you define your own health? How does ultimate health feel to you?
Everyone has different things they love to do, and my goal is to maintain a body that will let me do whatever I would want to do!!!! And what I'd love to do most of all is explore what it means to be healthy and happy with you all, and take this wonderful opportunity of a new year to make all of our health dreams come true :)
I'm so happy to report that I'm already feeling so much better, and I super can't wait to get back into some fantastic fun and laughter in our classes that you all make so special!!! 2022 is here and if this pandemic has taught me anything it's that nothing can stop us!
Take care and see you all real soon,