You may be wondering what fitness has to do with building wealth. Believe it or not, it has everything to do with it. More importantly, it has everything to do with keeping the wealth you may have already built. Your fitness affects your health in many ways. I've used it to help me prevent Type 2 Diabetes, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, lower my blood pressure, improve lung function, and get my heart stronger. Not bad for someone who grew up being a sickly child.
Medical expenses are the number one cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. Let's face it -healthcare is not cheap. How many of us neglect our health during working years chasing that check?
Your health is your wealth is not just a saying. Think about how many Americans were doing well financially -or even okay -only to be stricken by the sudden onset of some illness. Not only are many forced to take time off work to deal with their illnesses, but a significantly large number of them never return to work as a result. Their time, energy and money are quickly consumed by trips to different doctors, treatments and medications. Before they know it their savings have dwindled down to nothing -or close to it.
How much will you need to set aside for future medical expenses?
You may have amassed a sizable nest egg. But what will your health be like when you get older? Think about how many people spend their retirement in sickness without enjoying the benefits of good health. Getting in shape when your health is good can cost you much less time, pain and money than trying to buy your health when you are older. In case you didn't know, children's bodies heal faster than older bodies. Exercise cannot solve all of your health issues, but it can improve and even help to prevent some.
Some of us start young. Even if you're up in age it's never too late to start exercising while you still have life. A lady I looked up to for years started her fitness journey when she was widowed in her 60s. She lost weight, built her strength, increased her endurance and has more energy. Now that she's in her 80s she is the picture of health. Looking at her is deceiving as not only does she not look her age, but younger people now try to keep up with her.
Imagine your future with good health. What would it mean to you?
You are the one who has to live in your body.
The choice is yours.
Which do you choose?
Getting started is not easy -especially if you don't like to exercise. It can be intimidating. But it's the best decision I made. I got started because my doctor told me I had to. But once I began to enjoy other benefits such as more energy, better endurance, feeling better and looking better I realized exercise was something I'd need to do as long as I live.
Do you remember your first time?
Using over 20 years of experience in healthcare, research and fitness, Sonya teaches her clients to use movements that aid them in improving their health. She is best known for helping them get results they can see and feel in less time.