Take the next step

by Matt Elphick

You carry your health with you your entire life. 

Think about it:

Every single decision you make now affects your health down the road.

Depending on that decision, it could be the difference between debilitating health issues and a relatively healthy retirement where you can stay active and not run up huge health bills.  We also know that people with underlying health problems are at higher risk of contracting COVID 19.

We are happy to invest money in materialistic things but our health always seems to come last until it is too late!  

Are you willing to deal with the health consequences of not taking care of yourself now?

Are you ready to literally pay the price? 

Healthy living starts with a solid diet being active.

Eating a crappy diet and being a couch potato is certainly a recipe for disaster. Do you feel constantly tired and lethargic, with no motivation to do anything?

If you are used to eating a pretty bad diet filled with sugary cereals, processed foods and more – yes it’s certainly cheap.  You are saving money in the moment and hey, who doesn’t love some of those foods? 

No time to exercise but you still find time to sit infant of the telly watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix?!

Does this sound familiar?  Making changes now are imperative to benefit in the future.

People are preoccupied with other things such as making money, doing tons of overtime, pleasing the boss or company you work for, but when things go wrong with your health, are they going to be there for you?  Pursuing material goals at the expense of our lives is the norm nowadays.

Needless to say, being in top shape is always better than having six-digits in your bank account. Here are the reasons why investing in good health is one of the best forms of investments you can make:

1.    Good health can reduce healthcare cost

Having poor health can make you unproductive and low-spirited because of such limitations in your movements and actions. In addition to that, undergoing a long-term medication can wipe out all your savings and assets. Nowadays, healthcare costs such as medicine, doctor’s visits, and hospitalization are somewhat expensive that an average person will have second thoughts in availing the services.

Experiencing a devastating financial downfall from hospital bills is even scarier than the illness itself. If you want to reduce your risk factors for various conditions, improve your health and follow some simple lifestyle choices you can make.

2.    Healthy life means more time to spend with your loved ones

When you are taking care of yourself, you will be reaping the health benefits in the long run. Simply, you will have more quality time to spend with your loved ones. While thinking of your family, ensure you have provided them means to be healthy too. 

The dreadful side of deteriorating health is that you are going to be a burden to your family when you are sick. How can you be there for your partner, family or even your fur babies if you are sick or gone? The answer is that you can’t. So, if you love your beautiful family, it’s better to take care of your body.

3.    Healthy lifestyle can prevent disease

According to the latest WHO data published in 2018, life expectancy in Malta is:  Male 79.6, female 83.3 and total life expectancy is 81.5 which gives Malta a World Life Expectancy ranking of 20.  Coronary Heart Disease being the No 1 killer.

Most of the diseases nowadays are lifestyle instead of hereditary. Meaning, the food that you eat, drink, and other unhealthy habits can make an impact to your health in the coming years. The causes of diseases may vary, but a healthy diet and active lifestyle play a huge factor. If you invest in your health today, you are fighting and preventing future diseases.

Instead of having that extra half hour lie in, in the morning, start by feeding your body better fuel and adding 15-30 minutes of exercise into your day. Always remember that consistency pays off. When you buy processed foods, you’re literally buying illness. Instead of taking medicine later, better start eating good food now.

4.    Good health can increase productivity at work

Good health is always associated with productivity. Employers would always want to hire and retain staff or workers who are physically fit than those who are not. The obvious benefit of having a healthy workforce is that healthier employees are absent less often and have minimal sick leave. However, if you maintain good health and positive spirit, you will no doubt be an asset of the company. In addition, healthy workers are more motivated to stay in work, recover from sickness quicker and are at less risk of long-term illness.

5. Poor health can make your life unhappy and miserable

The effect of poor health is detrimental to anyone’s life. Imagine a person suffering from a stroke for years. They are always grumpy, feel bored, irritated and hopeless while on the sickbed or wheelchair. You can’t even enjoy travelling when you’re sick. The money that you have including mansion, BMW, private pool with jacuzzi are all useless.

If the above resonates with you, pick up the phone and book your free consultation and make that change.

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