Wealth acquisition is of utmost importance and without it we cannot get and enjoy the good things of life. As a result, we work daily to actualize our dreams of becoming wealthy as well as going an extra mile to have additional sources or streams of income, all in the bid to become affluent. I concur with the following popular quotes:
“Money answers all things.”
“Money does not go to the people that need it but to those that multiplies it.”
The pursuit of wealth is predominantly seen among the youth and as time wears on, the pursuit diminishes because the body cannot maintain the amount of physical and mental stress it is subjected to. It is a wake-up call that we must take very good care of our bodies. Let’s consider these two scenarios:
There were two hardworking businessmen, the first was very successful and the other one was somewhat still struggling to carve a niche for himself. The former was very dedicated to his business to the point of denying himself and his family the good things of life which he can easily afford. He was immensely frugal and he ensures that every penny spent must be accounted for. He usually self-medicate and he does not undergo body examination. He was living this way for some time till one fateful day, he was on his way to his company and few minutes after he alighted from his car, he slumped and he was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors were occupied with work. He was then rushed to another hospital and every attempt to revive him proved abortive. According to the doctor’s report, he died of a chronic high blood pressure.
On the other hand, the latter went through several hurdles but he was not deterred or despaired, he remained resolute in his quest to be successful. He had a big dream of being financially free, he hung on to that dream and kept on striving to break the jinx of mediocrity in his business. While he was on his mission to be wealthy, he always took care of himself. He observed every healthy living tips at his disposal and visits the hospital regularly on a monthly basis for a routine body check. During one of his visit to the hospital, after the medical examination he was diagnosed of a deadly ailment and he was told that if it was not discovered at its early stage the ailment would not have been treatable. He had the never-say-die mindset and he kept working hard to break free from his social status not to the detriment of his well-being. Eventually, he broke free and he enjoyed the fruit of his labor. He had two motivating and inspiring quotes going for him, which were “where there is life, there is hope” and “only a healthy person can enjoy his wealth”. Consider the above scenarios, who lived a more fulfilling life, I strongly feel your answer would be the second businessman (the latter).
The importance of healthy living cannot be overemphasized. Often times some people downplay the essence of good health. It is only the healthy that can make and enjoy their wealth. Do not be too engrossed in your day-to–day activities to the detriment of your health. How would you feel after accumulating the wealth, your body breaks down? I think you will not feel happy. Always take good care of your body and it can be achieved by adhering to the below impeccable tips.
Tips on How to Maintain a Great Healthy Lifestyle
- Consumption of balanced diet
- Quality sleep
- Quick response to any signs of ill-health
- Avoid toxic substances intake
- Drinking considerable amount of water daily
- Routine body check
- Minimal intake of sugar or complete avoidance
- Consumption of fruits and veggies
- Consumption of herbs
1. Consumption of balanced diet
Do you take your time to check what you eat? Any meal you have for breakfast, lunch or dinner should have the seven classes of food. Eating balanced diet daily nourishes the body and helps it to withstand the stress and rigors of life we face everyday. Do not eat junks or canned foods in place of balanced meal because they do not help the body but endangers the body systems through exposure to several health hazards.
Keeping the body fit is very essential because it helps it to be physically and mentally strong. Fitness could be achieved through embarking on a daily or weekly exercise or through working out in the gym. Although it would be a challenging task, take a giant leap today and include fitness in your weekly schedule and you will be glad you did.
3. Quality sleep
We sometimes downplay the vital impact of sleep on our health, having quality sleep cannot be overemphasized. Our body organs require sleep to function optimally especially the brain and the heart. Inadequate sleep could result to several avoidable ailments like insomnia, cardiovascular diseases, malfunction of body parts and list goes on. It is recommended by doctors and other health professionals that a person should sleep for at least 6 hours a day. Through sleep, the lost energy is replenished both physically and mentally.
4. Quick response to any signs of ill-health
If you notice any sign of ailment, do not self-medicate. Do not wait till it get worse, consult your pharmacist or doctor as the case may be because delay is dangerous. For example, a deadly disease like cancer can be easily treated at the early stage but if it is not attended to at the early stage of development, it would be hard to treat and may result in amputation of the affected part or death.
5. Avoid toxic substances intake
Substances like cigarettes and hard drugs should be vehemently avoided. Chronic smokers and drug abusers are prone to bad health and they are liable to die young. Do yourself a favour and avoid them completely.
6. Drinking considerable amount of water daily
Water is the major component of our bodies. Drinking enough water daily plays a vital role in attaining a blissful healthy lifestyle. Also, it can boost the number of calories you burn. It is advised by doctors and other health professionals to drink at least 2 liters of water per day because water plays a significant role in promoting and improving the performance of all the body systems.
7. Routine body check
It is advisable you visit your doctor routinely to maintain a superb health. There are several illnesses which could be life-threatening but do not reveal themselves at the early stage of formation. Undergoing a routine body check could avert any possible illness.
8. Minimal intake of sugar or complete avoidance
Sugar is present in the foods we consume daily. Consuming more sugar only complicates things for us thereby affecting our general well-being adversely. Total avoidance would do a lot of good to us healthwise but if you cannot do without sugar, I would advise you minimize your sugar intake. Excessive sugar intake could result to several preventable ailments such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancerous diseases.
9. Consumption of fruits and veggies
Fruits and veggies are comprised of various nutritional substances such as vitamins, minerals, fibers and the list goes on. It is highly recommended by doctors and other health professionals to consume fruits and veggies daily because they help the body against several ailments such as low blood count also known as anemia, heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity and the list goes on.
10. Consumption of herbs
Herbs such as ginger, garlic, turmeric, Aloe Vera, etc. are imbedded with great health benefits. It is highly recommended by nutritionists and other health professionals to include them in your diet or take them in the form of juice. They go a long way in boosting your body metabolism.
Bear in mind that you alone is responsible for your health and your life has no duplicate. Do not joke with your health and do not trivialize any thing that concerns your well-being because it is only a healthy person that can amass more wealth and also live longer to enjoy it. Do yourself a favor and adhere to the aforementioned healthy tips.