So, according to Dr. Myron Wentz and Holly Wagner, I give you the definition of true health: "True health is not simply how you feel when you wake up each morning. Nor is it a favorable lab, radiology, or physical exam report from you physician. True health is not based on the sculpture of your physique nor your ability to compete in a triathlon. True health is being absolutely the best you can be with the conditions you were given and situation in which you now live. True health is not just the absence of disease. It is empowering our bodies to perform at their optimum level."
"[Optimal health] is energy and stamina...flexibilty strength, and endurance. Optimal health means having the reserves to deal with the unexpected stresses encountered in everyday life. ... Good health cannot and must not be taken for granted. It should be guarded, with utmost security and attention, every day of our lives. That is the most effective way to avoid degenerative disease and thus to achieve the maximum number of years of active, enjoyable living."
True words both for ourselves and our canine companions that we share our lives with. Want to get the maximum years of active, enjoyable living with your dog? Then commit to true heath for yourself, and your dog. Both of you: eat right, Exercise. Rest. Seek harmony and balance. Don't wait for yourself or your dog to get drafted with disease. Enlist. Fight. Commit.