For the majority of us “wealth” means having lots of money, jewellery, cars, and a house (or two) which has the potential of having monetary value in the market.

Having enough money represents freedom, and freedom really means being in control of your time. Time to pursue meaningful projects, time to watch investments grow and time to spend with the people that you love. So yes, time is what we’re ultimately after; it is a crucial component in wealth accumulation. People who are healthy, generally live longer. Yup, having a shorter lifespan means that you have less time to earn money, provide for your families, and increase your net worth.  

If you look at the habits of successful people, many of them revolve around diet, exercise, meditation, and taking time out for friends and family. They understand that they cannot reach the peak of productivity in their money-making ventures without taking care of their health.

So, unless you start out with a trust fund, you’ll need time and energy to build wealth. Luckily, the recommendations for living a healthy lifestyle are fairly straight forward.

Here are a few simple steps to help you on your way to healthy living:

  • Start moving to increase your energy levels. You don’t need to go to the gym for two hours every day. Go for a brisk walk or take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Choose real food over processed foods. Replace two foods that you know are bad for you with two superfoods. Swap refined carbs with whole unprocessed carbs such as brown rice and whole wheat flour.
  • Fill half of your plate with non-starchy veg. Spinach, kale, broccoli and cauliflower are good options.
  • Eat fatty fish often. Research has shown that people who consistently eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have fewer risk of heart disease, chronic inflammation, and have better mental health.
  • Avoid sugary drinks. Diet and sugar-free sodas are no better as most of them contain cancer causing artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Aspartame.
  • Snack on the good stuff. Stock your pantry with nuts and fruit.
  • Drink more water to stay hydrated and to flush out toxins.
  • Manage stress. Meditation is an effective way to alleviate stress and to improve overall health.
  • Get good sleep. Unplug from technology an hour before bed.
  • Make time for Health goes beyond weight. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being are all connected. We are responsible for ensuring that not only our bodies, but also our minds and spirits are nurtured.

Our best selves and the way we present our best self to the world lies deeply in how healthy we are.

Bottom line: Choose a healthy lifestyle to improve your odds of becoming a millionaire. Simple as that.

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it” – Josh Billings.

Source: thriveglobal.com, targetstudy.com, medium.com, verywellfit.com, wealthynickel.com, facebook.com, versionweekly.com, njaes.rutgers.edu, rehmann.com, thefrankslife.com, yourstory.com, healthline.com

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.