Health… The definition of Health according to WHO is: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” SOURCE
Health is about social, mental and physical health… Health is very individul… its not the same for everyone.
For extroverts, they feel most healthh and happy when they spend time with others, whilst me.. im an introvert and i feel very happy, content and healthy when i spend time on my own .I NEED time on my own for my health, for my mental health. Whilst my sister, who is an extrovert she hates spending time on her own, and is always with friends or family or talking to people.
I consider eating chocolate and candy when i crave it – whether thats 3 times a week, or once every 2 weeks to be healthy. Others find that eating candy one or two times a week is healthiest for them, as it keeps them from binging on it. And others, maybe people who have diabetes find that they cant eat alot of chocolate at all…
and some people dont even like chocolate, and find that for them…part of being healthy is eating chips on a Friday evening.
For me, healthy is exercising when i have the energy and motivate for it, whether thats 3 times a week or 6 times a week. Others find that going for walks a few times a week is healthy for them, and others have the energy and motivation to do hardcore training 5-6 days a week, and for others… just getting out of the house, sitting in the sun is healthy for them.
Of course there are general guidlines, like exercise 30 minutes a day, dont eat alot of salt or sugar, spend time with friends and family etc
But those are just guidelines, people are in different stages of their life, going through different things in their life.
When someone is depressed, maybe just sitting outside, saying hello to a family member is a BIG thing for them.
When someone is recovering from a restrictive eating disorder, or from a very low weight then exercising 30 minutes a day ISNT advised.
As i have CF but also sweat so much through exercise, my salt intake needs to be higher (as my sweat is extra salty).
So remember health is very individual… you cant necessarily tell someone that just because they dont eat candy as often as you, that they are unhealthy. Or because someone eats candy more often that you, they are unhealthy.
Its about finding the balance For YOU!
Of course, there are guidlines of where the balance of too healthy becomes unhealthy, or where too much exercise or too little exercise is unhealthy. Just like with too much healhty food or too unhealthy food becomes unhealthy… but its about finding what works for YOU.
You dont need to follow someone elses way of living, the way they exercise or eat. That wont necessarily make you healthy if you feel sad, always hungry, not enough energy etc