By Izukamma Chinonye
The phrase ” HEALTH IS WEALTH” is commonly used.
Different people have given it many interpretations with no one necessarily rising to the top as right.
Wealth to some majority can mean having lots of money, cars, a big piece of land, expensive jewelry, or any property that has the potential of having monetary value.
This definition however, limits the vision of the word “Wealth” . For example, can we say that someone who has all these things , but is physically and mentally ill is wealthy?
So, one of the possible interpretations of “Health is Wealth ” is that having a body that is functioning very well is richness of it’s own.
Think about how uneasy you get when you feel headache or even runny nose.
Being free from disease or diseases, both physical and mental is wealth indeed.
So What Are Some of The Benefits Of Staying Healthy
Health is the Foundation of other Wealth. A healthy person will be active, efficient and engage the mind for productive results. This directly affects his ability to earn more and create more wealth. Health and wealth are related in many ways, but one fact that stands out amongst all, is that health itself promotes wealth.
Being Healthy Makes Life More Fulfilling. A state of wellbeing creates such an environment where one can focus on all areas of his life without being troubled or stressed about it. Even a small green leaf can bring joy to a healthy person.
Health is an amazing investment with Great Returns.
A lot of people make investments in other areas of their lives and neglect to invest in their health. They have been spending all their time in acquiring wealth at the expense of their health. An investment made into your health, will yield tremendous returns.
Having a Good Health Helps You Save Money. This is because money that would have been utilized in the treatment of diseases and it’s allied expenses has been now saved or utilized for other things.