Health and the Good Life

We tend to understand the importance of health especially when health is not given to us anymore. Moreover, health is not only freedom from something, namely disorder and illness. It is also being at liberty to do something. For health offers us special opportunities. How do we make such theoretical insight available to us in our everyday routines, though? How do we find out what kind of opportunities are provided by health? And how do we preserve our knowledge and body wisdom regarding the question of what health is and how it is related to the good life? On the other hand, we should not be too eager to link health and the good life. For is it not possible to deal with the question of the good life once we do justice to human reality and accept that both illness and health belong to human life?