Are you tired, out of shape and subject to every bug that comes down the road? It may be that you are making too many withdrawals from your health bank account. Just as withdrawing more money than you deposit into your checking account will lead to bank overdrafts, expensive fees and reduced retirement funds, squandering your health reserves can lead to chronic illness, poor quality of life and a shorter life.
Those who make small, regular deposits into saving accounts appreciate the financial impact they have over the long haul. The same can be said for making small, consistent investments in your health.
A good saving plan often starts with a change of habit, for example, eliminating a coffee stop on the way to work and banking the money instead. An effective health saving strategy may begin with something as simple as getting away from your desk at lunch and taking a stroll outside. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), substantial benefits can be achieved by incorporating a minimum of thirty minutes of activity a day into your routine. Combing regular activity with strength training a few days a week will improve stamina, relieve stress and lead to a longer, healthier life.
Here are five easy ways to make regular deposits into your health bank account:
- Eat greens instead of grains
- Choose plants over animals
- Increase your water intake
- Take a 15-minute walk at lunch
- Workout with a professional trainer
If you are ready to invest in your long-term health, meet me in the gym.