Health is three fold. Most of us are aware that we need to stay physically active to live a good long life. I enjoy exercising if its walking, dancing, or sometimes even yoga but I'm not into the extreme type of workouts. I have a nice collection of DVD's I used 5 days a week. I'll admit, some nights, I only have 10 to 15 min to workout so I've got DVD's with workout segments that are that short. It works well for me. I would consider a gym but there aren't any close to me. I think the closest one is about 150 miles away, so I have to make due with the DVD's.
The second component is keeping your brain as active. I've downloaded a few apps that will help my brain stay active as I age. I did one last and they said my brain was the age of someone 15 years younger. Yeah. I remember reading something years ago that said if we continue to learn and work our brains, we can slow down the onset of Alzheimer or minimize the symptoms. I love digital devices because you can learn new skills, new languages, play games (I love word games), and do all sorts of things to keep your brain active.
The third component is your soul or ways to keep you centered and feeling whole. I love sitting quietly outside on the porch just soaking in the serenity of the surroundings. In winter, I love looking at photos such as the one here. It helps me shut out the noisy demanding world and lets me rest my weary soul so I can recharge my batteries. Sometimes I just put on the music I love, close my eyes and picture myself somewhere else. I know some people who use meditation or yoga techniques to help them calm their souls and find peace. It doesn't matter what we do as long as we give ourselves that break.
If we do not spend time making sure all three parts of ourselves are taken care of, we will find ourselves unbalanced, stressed out, and always feeling as if we are knotted. Remember that we are our number one concern and we sometimes need to say no.