What does health mean?
Health is energy.
If you strip away all of the extra fluff — what you should eat, how you should move, what you should avoid... all the nitty gritty things people like to debate about — what you’re left with is
how you eat and move effects how you feel.
Or more aptly, input equals output.
The human body is resilient at handing anything you throw at it. We adapt to new environments and experiences — until we can’t. The one thing about our bodies is that feedback is subtle. A problem doesn’t surface immediately, it builds and builds while you’re going about your life, until one day it slaps you down. Eating pizza and gelato one night won’t get you fat. In fact, it will taste great in the moment. Eating pizza and gelato 3x a week for months, now that will add some chubby chubs.
And more importantly, food not only affects how we look, but how we feel.
Scarf down crappy food all the time and you’ll eventually feel like crap. It might not happen immediately, but it will build over time.
When you lose your health, you lose your ability to focus on what’s important to you. Everything narrows to what’s wrong and what you’ve lost.
If you want to live a full life, start with you’re inputs.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner