Optimal is a term I use a lot as a fitness coach. However, I have found that within in the health and fitness industry, it can mean 3 different things.
1- It can mean everything looks normal so we’re good here (avoid deficiency/fall within normal ranges/average/survive/status quo).
2- It can mean everything looks normal, but some known healthy behaviors would be better (additional benefits/above average/thriving/stronger living).
3- It can also mean that this is optimal for me right now.
Healthy is another term I use. However, if you asked 10 people what it means to be healthy, you would probably get 10 different answers. As a coach, I suggest to my clients that they seek out healthy AND helpful habits. If they claim to be engaged in such a behavior, I say that’s great “show me” what you do. And then I ask, "how’s that working for you?"
In summary, it is my decision to do the best I can at any given time by selecting that which is healthy and helpful to me.
For stronger living,