Do you consider yourself a healthy person? Today, the average life expectancy of South Africans is 59.6 years,1 compared to other countries, where life expectancy reaches 70 years or more. Hence the importance of ensuring you prioritise the health and well-being of yourself and your family. It is no secret that poor health will both reduce the time you have in this world and your capability to live the life you want to live. However, there is more to living a healthy lifestyle than just eating a balanced diet, not smoking and drinking in moderation. For a person to try and gain the full benefits of a healthy lifestyle, close attention must be paid to exercise, emotional well-being as well financial well-being by managing your finances effectively. It is undeniable that our physical health and financial stability directly impact our emotional well-being – and our emotions often affect our reasoning when making decisions – making these three states fundamentally linked.Becoming a healthier person
Making healthier financial decisionsInvesting in your and your family’s health is very important to your overall financial security. Being healthy will ensure your ability to keep earning an income to pay for your living expenses; your children’s education and your savings for retirement, etc. Being cognisant and wise around your money to proactively manage your wealth portfolio can have good implications on your general health and reduce life’s stresses. Some quick tips include:
Like everything in life, your body needs routine maintenance. By adopting good habits all-round you will undoubtedly remove some of the stresses in your life which in turn will lead to a healthy mind and body. Make time to look after yourself and plan for the future and you will reap the long term benefits to ultimately change your life for the better.
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