The quality of your life is largely determined by the quality of your health and wellbeing.
When Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, he was actually referring to fire safety, but his words can certainly be applied to health.
Illness is easier to prevent in the first place than it is to cure it or repair the damage afterwards. However, health care statistics and the rise in obesity levels tell us that we’re getting it the wrong way around.
If you’re not investing in preventative health care, then you’ll most likely have to invest in sick care. It’s far more beneficial for your happiness, quality of life and finances to prevent illness than to fall sick, whether it’s something mild or a more serious disease.
Out of the top 10 causes of death in Australia, 8 are lifestyle related; of the top 20, 14 are lifestyle related. Lifestyle related illness and death is preventable. The decisions you make today can have enormous impact on your future and this could not be truer when it comes to your health.
Where do you want to be investing your time and money? Healthy food, regular exercise and enough sleep or the alternative - doctor’s visits, time away from work, costly medicines or worse.
Simple changes in your daily habits can minimise your risks. Invest in your health and you’ll receive substantial returns for a lifetime. You’re worth it.
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