An unhealthy body can never host a healthy mind.
When we were younger, our parents always told us that ‘health is wealth’. Too bad, they forgot about how important good health is when they have us lots of treats and let us play video games for hours.
But this article is not about blaming your parents. It is about understanding that good health is essential for a long and fruitful life. If you are an ambitious person, willing to add several ‘0’ on your paycheck, you need to focus on being healthy.
This means attaining the right weight for your age and height, getting ample fresh air and sunlight and eating a clean and nutritious diet.
We are sure that this sounds confusing to you. How could eating nutritious food help you earn more money? Don’t you have to learn good financial management skills and investing for becoming rich?
The answer is no. Now let us learn how exactly health is important to wealth.
A weak immune system is your biggest enemy
If your immunity is weak, you will consistently be diseased. Colds, flus and other infections will be very common and you will fall prey to a host of other diseases sooner than others. If your body spends all its energy in fighting germs, you will not be able to concentrate on work.
Even something as common as a flu will make you feel irritated and reduce your ability to focus. In such a circumstance, you will never be able to work properly. It is highly likely that you miscalculate figures and end up with a mess.
This won’t help you become rich. Instead, it will make you lose working hours. If you are healthy, you can work for longer hours and can earn a lot more than expected. Work overtime and invest your money. You will surely become rich this way.
Nutritional deficiencies create cognitive problems
If you are protein or iron deficient, you will always feel tired and fatigued. Deficiency of other vitamins and minerals will not let you focus properly. You will become more irritable and depressed. It is highly likely that you won’t survive even a typical 9 to 5 workweek.
If you are an athlete or an entrepreneur, these deficiencies will drag you back instead of making you more energetic. If you consume a healthy diet filled with all the necessary vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients, your mind will remain sharp.
Exercise, coupled with a healthy diet, will help clear your mind and make you think straight. You will feel better about your body. This increased confidence will show up in every endeavor you undertake- whether personal or professional.
Let’s understand one thing before we focus on the pillars of success. You cannot be unhealthy and successful at the same time. To be able to earn more money, you have to put in a lot of extra work, than the typical 40-hour work week.
What you earn will also be spent on medical bills. So, stop draining your money in these avoidable expenses. Adopt a healthy lifestyle today.