I think it’s safe to say that Americans are, to varying degrees, obsessed with health. We spend millions of dollars on fad diets. We spend millions of dollars on yoga, sports, and gym memberships. We publish “health” magazines, and they continue to have high circulation rates, both in print and online.
I’m no exception. I love health and fitness (obviously, or I wouldn’t volunteer so much time and money to doing healthy things and then writing about them here).
The one major problem with being obsessed with health is that people get too focused on health. The things that matter- helping others, loving the people in your life well, and building a life of substance- can get ignored.
Being healthy helps position you to do those things that matter most, but do not be fooled into thinking fitness and health are the end goal. Health and fitness are tools, and nothing more. Make sure that you don’t forget to build a life of purpose and love while you work on your fitness.