What's the point of being healthy anyway?

People sometimes ask me health-related questions about why I do a certain thing (or why I don’t do some other thing). I do my best to answer by explaining how this or that choice influences wellbeing. But I realized that if I distill the answers about why I do anything I do, it always comes down to this:

Because I feel better.

That, I believe, gets at the purpose of health:…

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