The World Health Organisation (WHO) definition of Health is as follows:
|Redefining what health means to us!|
So while my physical health may not change, there is certainly scope for my mental health to improve and my social well-being! The absence of disease is an interesting concept regarding health - can I be healthy while living with 6 conditions? It depends on how you define healthy really. Health to me several years ago meant being able to row at 6 in the morning and still have the energy to do a day's studying and a night's partying. Visits to the doctor were only for jabs for exotic holidays. Under those preconceptions, the idea of a healthy 2013 for me is as remote as anything.
But if I take 'health' as being also my well-being, and a healthy attitude to my body and lifestyle, then I, myself, have the power to make 2013 as healthy as possible, through maintaining my good diet, continuing to look after my body through exercises and relaxation, and continuing to work through my CBT. I can self-manage my way to a healthier 2013, even though I will never have the absence of disease.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!