Modern definition of health: “normal” blood pressure, blood work, and bodyweight.
Basically, it’s thought if you don’t have a major health issue and you’re not overweight, you must be healthy.
So, I suggest we revise our definition of “healthy” and consider this definition instead:
Healthy: thinking, feeling, and being your best; or, when your human potential is within reach and you’re getting closer.
If there’s room left to optimize your health and you’re not working on it, you’re not being healthy. If your mind is ridden with negative thoughts and you spend time feeling less than happy and loving, you have room for improvement. And, if you’re comparing “normal” to the rest of a society who suffers from chronic pain and disease at an unprecedented rate, then success becomes a baseline instead of a goal.
Look at your life and optimize. Feel your best, own your thoughts and feelings, and always pursue the highest version of yourself.
- Physically: to Olympians, rather than an obese population.
- Mentally: to a wizard, who has the power to shift reality in front of your eyes, just by thinking about it differently.
- Spiritually: to a monk, preacher, priest, rabbi, or imam, but with the freedom to live your life as you please.
- Emotionally: to your best day ever, and make that your goal for today, tomorrow, and all the days to come.
This way, if you fall short, you’re still healthier than you’ve ever been. You are amazing and fully capable. Don’t let anyone tell you differently or try to fool you into a “law of averages”. Reset the standard, and compare “healthy” to your past, rather than your future.
I’m so grateful for you,
Dr. Kareem Samhouri
Dr. Kareem Samhour is known as (perhaps) the best Doctor of Physical Therapy & Kinesiologist on the internet. People come to him for results when other methods fail, injury gets in the way, or health situation is more complicated. Dr. Kareem Samhouri exercising In fact, he and his companies reach a combined total of 1.5 MILLION people on a daily basis to help them with their health. If you ever saw Dr. Kareem on the street and mentioned something was going on with your health, however, he would volunteer and offer to help you for free... that's the Dr. Kareem way.