This topic, fiscal and physical fitness, was discussed by SavvyJames in a previous post. Here’s my take on this important issue. When it comes to reaching financial goals, many people think about the obvious must-dos like spending less than you make, saving, investing, looking for bargains and in general, living a more frugal lifestyle. All these and many other actions are essential to reaching a point of real financial freedom.
However, there is one area that greatly affects the bottom line, which many unfortunately, seem to forget about completely. We have forgotten the connection between attaining wealth and making good health choices. We do things each day which either support or deter good health. Fast food or a salad; workout or lie in bed for another hour? Obviously, the salad would add vital nutrients to your body whereas the fast food would add unwanted calories stored as fat, and over time, enter diabetes.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that being healthy is less costly than being unhealthy. We believe this so much that we spend hundreds per month on health insurance in order to have access to medical advice and emergency procedures, all in an effort to maintain optimal health. However, doctors visits and medication can be costly even with insurance.
So wouldn’t it be more advantageous to make better health decisions which would reduce your need to spend money at the doctor’s office, pharmacy and the emergency room? Habits such as smoking lead to all kinds of costly, life threatening ailments. Get that “high” from a daily workout instead.
Hello, couch potatoes! Did you know that walking just thirty minutes a day is not only free but it helps keep your immune system strong enough to fight off sickness, which in turn keeps medical bills away from your mailbox?
In future posts on this topic, I’ll be diving deeper into the connection between your physical fitness and your fiscal fitness. I look forward to your feedback.