Are you healthy? How would you know? How would you measure this?

Most people do not have a definition of health: they simply say they are ‘healthy’ if they are not sick at that moment.

But there is a wide range of health available, and I encourage you to decide what your definition is going to be.

I further encourage you to choose to be passionate about being as healthy as you can possibly be! After all, what is more important than your health?

Here is an example. If you created a health scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being almost dead, and 100 being so healthy you could not improve, then 51 would be the state of ‘no present known sickness’.

Yet, how would you be functioning if you were 51 rather than 95, both of them states of ‘not sick, therefore healthy’? There would be a huge difference.

On this scale, what is your true answer to the question ‘Are you healthy?’

I have crafted a definition of ‘health’ that is most useful and I commend it to you. It is based on the Hungarian word for ‘health’ which literally means ‘wholeness’.

My definition is this:

“Health is the unique optimal balance for each person of mind, body and spirit elements in that person’s life”.

When you strive to improve the balance of mental, physical and spiritual elements in your life, you will continue to become healthier, moving from perhaps 51 on the scale all the way up to 100!

The benefits of moving up the scale include:

  • More energy
  • Greater productivity
  • Better relationships
  • More money
  • Spending less money on medical complications
  • More fun!

Choose to be passionate about your health!


Charles B Kovess LL.B. (Hons), LL.M., MAICD, MAITD
Australasia’s Passion Provocateur©
Certified Speaking Professional