Tuesday, September 8, 2009

#8 - Health Equals Wealth

This is the #8 posting to the Road to Financial Freedom, a simple 10 step mini-series to get one started on the road to financial freedom.

Today's title should say it all: " Health = Wealth". Well, almost literally I would say based on experience.

A healthy person is more likely to be wealthy. Yes, I know that this can be too sweeping a statement. But it does not take one too long to figure out the benefits of health and how it can impact all aspects of your daily life like your work, finances, family time, etc.

This is really common sense actually but lots of people neglect their health once they start working. An unhealthy person basically is not able to work as well and as focused as a healthy person. Imagine having to go to work with a headache. Will you be able to work well? No!

Apart from this, a person who is unhealthy will more likely choke up more hospital bills in the future which will thus erode his wealth. Not to mention the amount of loss income and stuff. He or she will also not be able to enjoy life to its fullest.

The problem is that we take our health for granted. We only wait for symptoms to show up before we start taking action. Very often, our body already gives us warning signs that our health is deteriorating. Feeling tired all the time...getting sick more often....visiting the doctor more often...

I fell sick recently and this thought came to my mind. If there were 2 options laid in front of me: To be healthy and poor OR to be wealthy and sick, which would I choose?

I decided that health is perhaps more important than wealth. A rich man cannot buy back his ailing health with all the money he has. But a healthy man can still have a fighting chance to become wealthy. As they say: "He who has health has hope. And he who has hope has everything"

Health equals Wealth. Take care of your body and your body will in turn take care of you. In the road to financial freedom, make sure that you remain healthy so that you are able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Visit the Health Promotion Board's website here and start living healthy today!

The Road to Financial Freedom
#1 - The Greatest Mistake
#2 - Protect What You Cannot Afford to Lose
#3 - Spend Less Than You Earn
#4 - Spend Less Or Earn More
#5 - Buy Assets Not Liabilities
#6 - Read and Learn More
#7 - The Magic of Part Time
#8 - Health Equals Wealth
#9 - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

3 comments:

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  2. Hi, I chanced upon your blog from musicwhiz's blogroll :)

    Just to share with you my blog and what I have written on health as well (more about fat loss actually)

    http://wealthbuch.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-to-be-fit-lose-weight-and-keep-it.html


    Do delete this comment if you find it appropriate :) Thanks


    Btw, good luck on your new job (although few months late)

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  3. Thanks for visiting JW! Hope you have found some useful information in this blog

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