Life offers many different pursuits. Money, relationships, status, and recognition are perhaps the most common. Each and every one of us can relate in some way. Unfortunately, we often overlook the greatest and most rewarding pursuit, which is improving and maintaining our health. It is by far the most important component of a “good life” because so much depends on our well-being.
We are all guilty of disregarding our health to some extent, favoring other objectives. We make mistakes: taking our health for granted is just one example. But we must learn from this, otherwise, we risk becoming ill and developing serious health problems.
What is your perspective on health and well-being? Do you believe it is as important as we are making it sound? Objectively, the greatest wealth is your health. Why? In the absence of good health, everything in your life is jeopardized…
- your relationships may be strained,
- your daily life may be encumbered, and
- your life may be at risk.
Health cannot be bought. Although money solves many problems, reversing a disease or extending your life is often beyond what it can do. Even if you were the richest person in the world, what would be the point if you were chronically bedridden? You would not be able to enjoy your material wealth, not to mention your satisfaction with life would be severely impaired.Which brings us to what is perhaps the most important point – your overall happiness. Your happiness and mental well-being are undoubtedly affected when your health is not up to par. Even minor worries and anxieties that surface when you are a Type 2 diabetic or chronically overweight, take their toll. The cost of being unhealthy is simply too high to withstand and that is not even considering we all have a final breaking point. But this is a stage you should not ever get to.
If you start to realize your health is the greatest wealth, you can begin to act accordingly. A healthy lifestyle is the best way to maximize your well-being and prevent common conditions like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Needless to say, a healthy diet and regular physical activity are essential. But each offers many benefits beyond just improving your health, so it should be an easy decision to incorporate exercise and healthy eating into your daily life.
Ultimately, you should take care of yourself because your health is what is most precious. Don’t make the mistake of realizing this later, when the damage might already be done.