It’s safe to say that most people want to have great or at least good health. Have you ever had a cold that lingered for so long that you actually forgot what it feels like to breathe without sinus congestion and pressure? There’s nothing like getting back to health and appreciating feeling “well.”

So what does it mean to be “well” and have good health? Let’s take a look at the definition of the word, “health.”

Merriam-Webster says:

Definition of health

  • the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit

“She is the picture of health.”

  • especially  : freedom from physical disease or pain 

“nursed them back to health”

  • the general condition of the body

“How is your mother’s health?”

“in poor health”

“enjoys good health”

  • a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well: WELL-BEING

“defending the health of the beloved oceans”

  • general condition or state

“poor economic health”

And while we’re at it, let’s also take a look at synonyms and antonyms of “health” to make sure we’re all on the same page.


  • fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, wellness, wholeness, wholesomeness


  • illness, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness

There are many ways to reference our health. As “health” relates to nutrition and physical activity, there are spectrums and extremes to striking a healthy balance with our food and movement. The internet has a lot to say – some things are helpful, while others are not. Take for example diet culture and trendy workouts – they’re endless and unfortunately they don’t usually lead us down paths to our best health. To make sense of things, this month, we will take a deeper look into the many facets and truths of health. 


By Victoria Emmitt RD

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