We’ve always heard the saying that “health is wealth”, but how many of us are really taking that lesson to heart? Sure, we have come a long way in making people have enough food on their table instead of going to bed hungry, yet many of us remain oblivious to the fact that the adage goes beyond its usual meaning. While health is indeed wealth, financial health and security can also translate to total wellness, not just of yourself but also of your loved ones.
For example, while more people are starting to live a healthier and more active lifestyle to prolong their lifespan and the years they spend with their loved ones, some people are failing to realize that they are also exhausting their financial health with the monthly gym membership or the pricy dinner or lunch at a fancy restaurant specifically serving the health-conscious, calorie-counting segment of the population.
While there is no problem in pursuing a healthier and more active lifestyle (in fact, it is recommended), there are more affordable and efficient ways to go about it, ways that people can achieve that healthy body without taking a big toll on their bank accounts. After all, it’s also not practical to grow old and retire without having any money left in your bank account nor it’s wise to grow old sick with all your money going to medical expenses. The key to this is a balance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle while having an eye to the future for a well-secured financial wellness.
Here are some tips and advice on how to strike this balance: