There are four cornerstones upon which our health relies upon: Community, Food and Water, Rest and Exercise, and our idea of what we perceive health to be.
Community supplies those essentials of human emotions, fun times, laughing, hoping, as well as the times that we struggle thru such as fights and arguments, losses and environmental natural or man-made disasters. We heal the hard times with human compassion and touch and benefit greatly from our non-human connections as well.
Eating and drinking water are daily requirements. We make the best choices that we can with what we have. Food supplies our bodies with energy and from food we derive pleasure and associate memories. The water we drink supports our emotional wellbeing and allows us to gently detoxify.
Rest, when needed, restores our energy. The movement we use for our tasks and the energy we expend in dedicated exercise regimes supports overall circulation and allows us to do in a day that which we want to do.
Our perception of ourselves and our health completes the picture. What we choose to believe influences our interaction with our community, the foods we eat and the amounts, how much water we drink, the amount of rest we take and the forms of exercise we like.