What Does HEALTHY Mean?

This is an appeal to the 30% of the population who look at POTUS Trump as a role model. 

(And this is not a judgement on your political beliefs whatsoever!)

 

My concern is over your perception of what a healthy human being is.  If you feel that the clean bill of health given to President Trump, is the benchmark, then please consider these 4 core fundamentals of maintaining a healthy body; 

  1. Diet; A high % needs to be fruit and vegetables, limiting sugar and fat as much as possible, as well processed/mass produced fast food should be a treat consumed no more than once a week. 
  2. Sleep; 7-8 hours of uninterrupted dream state sleep.
  3. Exercise; Cardio(heart rate up), combined with weight(resistance) training. (3-4 times per week)
  4. Meditation/prayer; daily time-out where you clear your mind and allow your emotions to flow without worry and judgement. 

We only have a limited time on the planet and we are all going to die someday. Why not be as happy and peaceful as possible while you are here? Healthy Aging will hopefully become the new buzzword.

Comments

Leroy Added Jan 28, 2018 - 11:29am
Did you see the news conference after the medical report?  I L'edMAO.  The media were in shock.  They nettled the doctor on every point.  He scored 30 out of 30 on the cognitive test.  Oh, the horror!  Do you think Pelosi or Waters could pass it?  Not on your life.
 
But, on your basic point, I have to disagree.  Being healthy by objective measurements and eating healthy are two different things.  You fall into the trap as the media.  You are trying some way to put a negative spin on a positive report. 
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 11:41am
Leroy. No, what I am saying is do not get caught in the trap of thinking that because you look like this man and have some of his habits, that you are healthy. End of story, applies to any public figure that people look up to. 
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 11:44am
And no Leroy i did not view the news conference. And do not care what the media may have said about someone else of another political stripe in similar circumstances. Not about politics, about people being aware of themselves. 
Dino Manalis Added Jan 28, 2018 - 12:41pm
Healthy is a relative term, but generally means in good health.  I agree the president should be careful with his health, but I also commend Melania and the rest of the family for taking care of him.
Skip Stein Added Jan 28, 2018 - 1:11pm
The very word 'Healthy' has been so co-opted by the medical industry, supplement, pharmaceutical and food industry it is virtually meaningless today.  The advertising agencies find a way to make damned near everything 'healthy' but most is bordering on deadly!  From fast food to the hospital; all has the potential to kill you. With fast food, it is usually a slow, painful, agonizing death; with the hospital, it is disease and doctor ERROR.
 
Drugs will kill you.  Fast food will kill you, and your doctor can't be trusted.  Where can anyone turn to actually get a definition of 'health' much less strive for it!
 
The latest fad diets, paleo/keto, is deadly too. Sure, you will loose weight fast all the while clogging your arteries with saturated fat that will eventually kill you with cardiovascular disease or give you diabetes.  Most don't realize that it is FAT, not sugar that causes most diabetes II in the USA.
 
Only when 'health' is coupled with vitality and longevity can a true measure be made.  Health is Very Personal and if you feel good, have lots of energy, don't get winded climbing stairs you probably are pretty healthy.  But a good thorough blood analysis is always a good way to get empirical evidence; you must learn to interpret the results yourself and request specific tests, like B12, D and C-Reactive Protein.
 
The latest and most validated/tested lifestyle for total health & longevity is and has been a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle, that includes moderate exercise/activity, low fat/oil, high fiber diet.  The Great news is that, once understood, it is a delicious way to eat to live.  http://publishing.wf4hl.com/how-to-eat.html
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 1:25pm
So true Skip. Healthy can mean many things to many people, however perhaps 'balanced and well' would be a better term. Just feeling good most of the time, mentally, physically and emotionally is a good barometer too. However there are certainly no shortage these days of bio- meters to track just about everything going on inside the physical body. 
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 1:27pm
Dino, we all have to watch our health/state of being. It is easy to become complacent or in denial. 
opher goodwin Added Jan 28, 2018 - 3:12pm
Obesity is hardly a healthy situation, is it?
A healthy body; a healthy mind.
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 3:30pm
Opher, it is difficult to chalk it up to fake news. :)
But then again those who define obesity, he would say are all part of the fake news machine. 
Rusty Smith Added Jan 28, 2018 - 3:44pm
NO President has ever walked out of office looking healthier than they did going in, being President is not a healthy thing to do, it ages the best of them.
 
That being said, I am glad Presidents are willing to sacrifice their health for their country, and would be darn disappointed if they didn't want their health to suffer and refused calls in the middle of the night or avoided duties that resulted in severe jet-lag.
 
The job only requires reasonable health, and as long as they can do the job, they get my vote.  In this one area I suspect Trump was already closer to the Presidential liftstyle than most Americans ever will be because he previously ruled a huge business empire.
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Thank-you for your thoughtful comments and you are right, it is a tough job!
I do disagree however on one point; imo the person who is thinking the best and is balanced and mindful, makes the best decisions for the long run.
opher goodwin Added Jan 28, 2018 - 4:50pm
Obesity is fake news. Makes sense. At least in Trump-world.
A. Jones Added Jan 28, 2018 - 9:36pm
Not about politics, about people being aware of themselves. 
 
If it's not about politics, then why did you mention Trump?
A. Jones Added Jan 28, 2018 - 9:38pm
This is an appeal to the 30% of the population who look at POTUS Trump as a role model.
 
What about all the people who looked up to Barack Hussein Obama as a role model despite the fact that he smoked cigarettes and snorted cocaine?
opher goodwin Added Jan 29, 2018 - 8:15am
I'd worry more about mental health than anything else.
Bill Caciene Added Jan 29, 2018 - 11:10am
Is it not possible to write some thoughts on healthy living without invoking Trump’s name?  In doing so, whatever message you hoped to provide was completely lost in the usual political fighting.  Speaking of which, Obama was a bigger role model than Trump and Obama smoked.  Some role model eh?

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