If you are on a mission to achieve financial freedom, it’s essential that you understand the connection between health and finances and how it can potentially affect your aspirations for building wealth.
Considering that the number one cause of personal bankruptcy is medical bills and the fact that health insurance is getting anything but cheaper these days, it’s not hard to see where the impact of your health is on your goals to achieve financial freedom. However, it is also true that people who are in good health have a higher energy level and a greater ability to focus and to be more productive and disciplined.
Obviously, these factors working together make the impact of your personal health significant when it comes to your ability to work hard and stick with your financial plan until you achieve success. The following is a simple plan that you can use to start getting your health in order so that you can enjoy the financial benefits of having good health.
#1: Deliberately Healthy Dieting
I’ve used the word “deliberately” here because most of us know what we need to do to eat healthier; the problem is that we’re not proactively involved in keeping to a healthy diet. We see eating as something which we have to do and so we get it over with as soon as possible and while spending as little money as we can. After all, if you’re attempting to achieve financial freedom, why not save money by purchasing cheaper foods and eating for convenience so we can focus more time on work?
Short term this might make sense, but if you think about the long-term financial impact from health problems later in life, it makes more sense to invest in purchasing healthy foods now. You have one body and it has to last you the rest of your life. If it wears out or gets ill before you have the chance to retire or enjoy your financial freedom, you’ve just wasted a lot of effort on your financial plan. So get on a diet which you know will give you the best chance at long-term success.
#2: Exercise- Just DO IT!!!
Yes, it’s simple advice…but if you’re not already taking it than it’s just as good as any profound insight. No, your body doesn’t need the rest in the morning more than it needs to get up and exercise…this is an excuse far too many people depend on and it’s based on a misunderstanding of how the human body works. When your body is in good shape from exercising, it gets more restful sleep and you have more energy to get up in the morning.
So just do it, get started tomorrow morning, even if it’s just 30 seconds to start, then one minute, then one and a half minutes until you get up to 15 minutes a day. Remember that you’re making an investment in your plan to achieve financial freedom and to ENJOY it when you do achieve it.
Now get up and get going!