When we hear the word “healthy” we envision a life of perfectly nutritious foods, frequent exercise, and of course, skipping junk food and avoiding tequila shots. But true health is not just about the physical aspects of our lives. It involves a few less obvious factors like having enough fun, emotional support, social relationships, and good hygiene.
Health is about caring for not just our bodies, but for our emotional and mental well-being. If you feel that you are doing “everything” right by eating right and exercising, but are still feeling stressed and unwell, you may need to pay attention to other factors in your life. Health is a 360 job that involves your mind, body, and soul. In order to be truly healthy, we must take care of all aspects of our lives.
So, what does health mean to people from across the world? This handy infographic from Buzzback gives us a global glimpse of how our worlds defines health. While most of the results are not surprising, a few are a bit alarming, such as only 1 in 10 people feel they get adequate sleep. Additionally, only half of the entire population reports eating healthy and working out. That is a lot of people who are not taking care of their bodies! Perhaps it’s just a matter of us being reminded that we could be living happier, healthier lives by making a few changes. Many of us get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget to check in with ourselves to make sure we’re being kind to our mind, bodies, and souls.
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