Hey Fam! I hope you all are having a great weekend so far. I heard this interesting quote a few weeks ago, I can’t remember the person, but the person emphasized the importance of living a healthy lifestyle now… and not in the future. So many people will normally say they’ll get healthier later in life when they have more time. But, the quote went on to say that “health is your greatest wealth” and it’s so very true.
Did you know All self-made billionaires have something in common: they have the best habits that help them make a fortune. Basically, applying the same practices to our life is the recipe of how to become wealthy. To change our lives, we have to change ourselves.
“Neither a rich man or a poor man gets to enjoy his money. One is too busy trying to hold on to it, and the other is too busy trying to get it.” ~ Linda Poindexter
I feel like what’s the point of looking forward to retirement if you aren’t going to be healthy enough to enjoy it? On that same topic, why spend your life hoping you were almost retired… why not enjoy what life has in store for you today and live in the moment?
Do you remember this chart from school?
The Hierarchy of Needs chart below is briefly taught in school and contains the core principles of Life itself. We tend to overlook the obvious answer for more complexed one’s that matches our intellect.
At an elementary level, it’s at the bottom of the pyramid to take care of your physiological needs –> plus, health is on the second level as well. I feel like in today’s overly-connected world, we spend way too much time in the top two sections of the pyramid and sometimes forget about taking care of our selves at the foundational level.
Ever since my brother passed away in 2016, I spent the majority of my time trying to figure out how to focus on my health. I know I was selfish, but I wasn’t in the same mindset during that timeframe. Apparently, I had the whole walking/running/exercise thing down, but there was a lot more I was missing. Over the next few months, I gained a ton knowledge about what it means to actually take care of yourself.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE HEALTH YOUR GREATEST WEALTH?
Find your particular exercise passion. This will vary from person to person, but the goal is to find something that keeps your body in motion. I personally love to walk my shorkies, play golf and basketball, but many of you may like biking, swimming or going to the gym. Whatever exercise routine it may be, you have to find what motivates you to move and being active… it doesn’t have to be high intensity.
FOOD CHOICES ARE CRITICAL
Decide on your food choices. It would be safe to say that the food you eat has a more significant impact on your health than the exercise that you do. I’m not stating that exercise isn’t necessary; however, there’s a reason professional trainers say that abs are made in the kitchen.
I don’t believe in restricting the food that I eat, but instead, focusing on portion control with including more Fruits and Vegetables has completely changed my perspective. Changing your diet to a High Alkalinic one will help encourage your body to flush out any impurities/acid/toxins on a daily basis. Knowing when you’re hungry/not hungry also makes a tremendous difference… and it sounds like this should be something that we already know. But, I used to eat as a way to socialize, comfort myself if I had a lousy day… or whatever. Knowing this information and taking radical action goes a long way. More to follow.
Stay Well! Stay woke!