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The Importance of Prioritising Your Wellbeing

David Young explores ways to unleash your health potential in episode one of the new 96five podcast series, Kingdom Health.

By 96five Thursday 29 Feb 2024Kingdom HealthHealth and WellbeingReading Time: 3 minutes

Main Image: David Young is the founder of Young Health, and the host of 96five’s new podcast series Kingdom Health (supplied Young Health).

In the very first episode of the Kingdom Health Podcast, host David Young emphasises the significance of taking control of our long-term optimal health.

As you’ll hear in this episode, the Young Health founder is passionate about guiding individuals on their journey towards lifelong wellbeing, and he delves into the concept of optimal health and the steps necessary to achieve it.

“Having a vision of your health success is not just fantasy; it serves as a clear roadmap to help you unleash your health potential,” says David.

Optimal health, according to David, is not merely the absence of disease or a quick fix solution; it encompasses complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It involves maintaining a healthy body weight, having a healthy relationship with food, and ensuring adequate nutrition to power through our day-to-day lives.

David encourages listeners to go beyond short-term goals and consider health as a lifelong mission. “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit,” Young reminds us, referring to Corinthians 6:19-20, the foundation verse of this episode.

By embracing wise health choices, we honour God and fulfil our responsibility to care for our bodies. Making the decision to be a healthy person involves recognising the impact our choices have on our overall well-being.

So, why is optimal health important? Everyone may have different reasons, but the common thread is the desire to feel comfortable in one’s own skin. It may be about gaining confidence and having a positive body image or having enough energy to navigate through the day without feeling fatigued.

For some, it’s a matter of breaking free from fad diets and finding a sustainable approach to health. Others prioritise their health after realising the significance of self-care.

David encourages listeners to clarify their “why” and create a vision statement for their health success.

By envisioning their ideal state of well-being, individuals can set clear, intentional goals that lay the foundation for long-lasting change. These goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, emotional, and have a rewarding aspect.

“Setting goals is critical to achieving the vision of your health success; they give us clarity, motivation, purpose, and direction,” David reminds us. “Goals allow us to track our progress, assess our journey, and celebrate our successes. They help us maximise and reach our full potential.”

Those goals serve as stepping stones towards the envisioned health success, because prioritising our health is crucial for overall well-being.

Changing our habits and becoming healthy requires a commitment to making wise choices, setting intentional goals, and embracing a lifelong approach to optimal health.

As David says, “a healthy person doesn’t do a six or eight-week quick fix; they make being healthy a lifelong goal.”

To learn more about unleashing your health potential and achieving long-term wellness, listen to the Kingdom Health Podcast with David Young in the player at the top of the page.

You can listen to the entire series of Kingdom Health wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it on the 96five podcast page.