How to get good health and why setting life goals for health and fitness are essential!

Out of all the 10 goal areas, understanding how to get good health and fitness and setting healthy life goals are among the most important things you can accomplish and maintain throughout our life.   A healthy body and a healthy mind is the starting point for everything you do.  

Ask someone who is in poor health what they desire, and they will respond that getting back their good health is at the top of their list. I've been visiting family members in the hospital recently and it is apparent that it is the number one priority to get back to good health.  Often people have regrets about not taking better care of themselves.  

It is my belief that you need to consciously focus on how to get good health, work diligently every day to maximize your potential, and work to improve your health, such that you are in your optimum state each and every day.  

What is health and fitness?

While health and fitness are intrinsically linked, here are my definitions:

Health - Your health is linked to your overall mental and physical states.  There are numerous factors to be considered when assessing your overall health:

  • Nutrition and what you eat
  • Your level of stress in your life (both personal and work related) and how you handle it
  • Your body weight 
  • The conditions of your body parts (i.e. heart, liver, skin etc.)
  • Genetics and the impact and pre-disposition you have to disease
  • Your energy level
  • Your ability to sleep well

Fitness - Your overall level of physical fitness.  How fit you are.  How many pushups and setups you can do.  What is your aerobic fitness?  What is your muscular fitness?  Can you walk up a flight of stairs without being winded.  Your level of fitness is a crucial factor in determining your overall health. 

It is important to be focused on how to get good health and fitness when developing you improvement plan with life goals. The category of Health and Fitness at the 100 Goals Club select 10 good life goals that will ensure you achieve a health and fitness level that will optimize your life and longevity. 


How to get good health using these life goals to dramatically improve your health and fitness!

The following 10 health and fitness life goals are designed to help you get good health, and have some fun too:

11 - Eat Healthy

12 - Maintain ideal body weight

13 - Be aerobically fit

14 - Be strong - lift weights

15 - Develop a calm mind

16 - Learn how to prepare healthy meals

17 - Learn self defence

18 - Complete an endurance event

19 - Play a Sport

20 - Develop a long-life mindset

There are many other healthy life goals related to how to get good health and improving your health and fitness level.  Consider this a good start for creating your own personalized list of health and fitness life goals. 

It is unfortunate that our world has millions of unhealthy and unfit people.  For some, it is out of their control based on where they live. For most of us, we do have a choice but many never make the decision to be ultra fit and ultra healthy.  When health is such an important area, there should not be a second thought given as to why this is one of the most important areas to add to your list of life goals.

How do you feel right now?

One of the primary ways to monitor how you are doing with your health is how you feel.    While the main goal cited by young people for exercising is to look good, as we get older, the majority of us exercise for our health. 

While many of us focus on one type of exercise—such as running, spinning, or working out on a treadmill—we should be varying our exercise to get a cross section of training, which covers strength, stamina, and mobility.   Being fit helps us fight the effects of aging and improves both our mental and physical health.  

The 10 life goals recommended in this guide are designed to give you the balanced approach to achieving good health and fitness.  Take the time and effort to understand how to get good health, and then do it!

Adopt, modify, or change these healthy life goals to make them your own.    

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Last updated: February 9, 2020.