Health is a tricky thing. A person can be objectively healthy and still not feel good. And then another person can be objectively very unhealthy and they can feel amazing about themselves. That’s why it’s important to understand there’s a balanced viewpoint that’s required on an individual basis when getting people to try to understand the best course of action for themselves regarding health.
A few of the tools that you can use to appreciate the difference between subjective and objective health would be wearable technology, internal surveys, the HALT perspective, and stories about science versus cultural anecdotes. Each of these ways of thinking about health can enhance how you view the subject and what you can actively pursue in your own life. [Read more…]