There are so many connotations in that one little word. Heart healthy. Healthy diet. Healthy foods. Healthy ingredients. Cardiovascular health. Psychological health.

Healthy life.

Recently, I have learned how far this word reaches. In life, we try to be healthy. We try not to eat too much and get some exercise. But true health is so much more than these two actions. YES. We need to eat healthy. And YES. We need to exercise.

But why?

To stay to the world’s standards of beauty and fitness? To have a “nice” bikini body and take good selfies?


Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8

When we eat healthy and exercise, we are fearing the Lord. We are honoring the Lord by taking care of the bodies He blessed us with. Should we ever compare our bodies to someone else’s? Of course not! God made YOU to be YOU.

Now, eating healthy and exercising are two parts to a much larger whole. There are many more attributes to health. Getting enough sleep, socializing with others, working our minds, experiencing different parts of the world, and seeking God’s guidance.

Now, I am no expert. But when we apply these elements together, our lives can find that balance that we hear about. With these seven actions, we are not only improving ourselves, but the world we live in along with us.

Let’s challenge ourselves to implement these seven elements into our lives and see what differences come from them.

Be sure to let me know your thoughts or results!