Be healthy - in every area of your life. The definition of healthy means pertaining to or characteristic of good health, or a sound and vigorous mind. Therefore being healthy and well goes beyond our physical body being toned, having the right amount of muscle and body fat or being appealing to the natural eye. Being healthy means that your mind and emotions are also in good health.
You must first get healthy, as an individual, before you can expect your family & household to be healthy. Happiness is a choice. Peace is a choice. You cannot control other people's actions, but you can control your reaction to their actions (or even non-action). We cannot look to others to make us happy or keep us well. It is our own responsibility. As adults, parents and leaders we are responsible for teaching, guiding and training, but ultimately each individual has to take action for themselves.
There are some pretty basic things that contribute to our wellness. Get a proper amount of sleep. Our bodies need rest to function at their best. Eat a balanced diet. You can believe it or not, but the food we eat does effect us physically and also emotionally. Different foods contain different chemicals that cause our bodies to react certain ways. If you don't believe me, try writing down what you eat for a week and keep track of your moods and feelings each day. You will learn something new about yourself and what you are consuming .
Stay away from things that cause you stress. Avoid being around people and in environments that make you feel bad. Get around people who motivate, inspire you, and encourage you to be your best you. Plan and get organized; running late and rushing is an unnecessary stressor. Be around things that contribute to your happiness. Laugh more. Smile more. Be mindful of what you are feeding yourself. If you struggle with fear, why watch scary movies? If you are heartbroken, why listen to sad music about hearts being broken? That only makes those things grow. Feed yourself positive things. Speak life out of your mouth. Try to find the good that can come out of every situation.
Healthy individuals create healthy relationships & marriages. Healthy marriages produce healthy children & families. Healthy families produce healthy communities. And a whole bunch of healthy communities will result in a healthy society.
If we will each do our part and make a conscious decision to be well, we will see a massive change take place for the better. Every person counts. Each one of us has a role to play. It is a ripple effect.