Virgil, whose Roman name was Publius Vergilius Maro, was a poet in ancient Rome. He once wrote that the greatest wealth is health. Even though hundreds of years have passed, that remains true today. While having money and assets can bring comfort, if you aren’t healthy, they mean nothing and you can’t enjoy what you accumulated. Poor health can actually limit wealth and even strip you of it if medical bills build and you can’t work.
Besides medical bills being expensive, your income could be limited if you don’t have good health.
If you’re healthy, you have a wider choice of positions and walk with more confidence. Healthy people are more productive and according to studies, earn more money. You have more energy to tackle tough assignments at work and your attitude shows it. You can notice the difference between your normal energy level when you’re healthy and when you’re sick. That difference is not as apparent for people with chronic illnesses that occurs slowly, draining them of energy little-by-little.
Consider learning how to be healthy as an investment in your education for a healthier, wealthier life.
If you don’t know how to eat healthier, you can learn. Too often, people either eat the foods they ate as a child or exist on processed and fast foods. Learning to eat healthier should be one of the first changes you make. If you’re busy, meal planning and preparation on the weekend can actually save time during the week. You simply heat and serve, so it’s faster than a drive-through and far healthier. You may not think you have time for adequate sleep, but if that’s so, you don’t have time for heart problems or hormonal imbalances lack of sleep causes.
Investing in your health doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
You can get exercise by going for a walk daily or making small changes to your habits, such as taking the stairs rather than the elevator or getting up and moving for five minutes once an hour. Learning techniques to lower stress levels and eating healthy foods also make a difference. It costs nothing to get enough sleep, and while difficult, avoiding or changing unhealthy habits also makes a difference.
- If you want to earn more money, get seven to nine hours of sleep. When you lack sleep, you have problems with focus and cognitive thinking. Learning to take short power naps can also help.
- Plan your snacks. Snacks often contain added sugar, which is linked to depression, inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Find healthier options like nuts or fresh fruit when choosing snacks.
- Be aware of stress levels. Exercise is one way of lowering stress, but there are others, like deep breathing and meditation. Stress can affect your immune system, so you’ll have more sick time. It can lead to stress-eating and stress-spending, which affect your health, appearance and wealth.
- Whether investing in a gym membership, organic food or our programs that lead to a healthier you, it’s an investment with a high return on your money that can also make you more successful.
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