Our health is something that most of us take for granted and it’s only when we get a diagnosis do we begin to think about it. And some are fortunately able to make changes that allows them to regain their health but for others, unfortunately, it may be too late.
Have you ever considered what your health allows you to do?
In today’s article I want you to begin thinking about this and I’m going to show you how to do it. It is useful to have a piece of paper and to write it down, so don’t skip this or else you won’t know what your health is worth to you.
- When you are fit and healthy you can go to work and that allows you to earn an income.
- Or you can study or learn new skills and apply for a promotion and further your career.
These you can place a monetary value on.
But, it’s difficult to place a value on how it improves your personal life in so many ways. Good health allows you to:
- Reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
- Live a longer life to be able to do the things you enjoy.
- Have the energy to spend quality time with your children or grandchildren.
- Be fit and active to go for walks, enjoy playing a sport or travel.
- Feel better about yourself, which results in more confidence.
- Reduce aches or pains in the body.
- Better immunity so you aren’t falling ill frequently.
- Improved digestion so less bloating, gas and acidity.
- Feel calmer and relaxed.
And as seen with the examples above your health is priceless and you should value it by investing and looking after it.
But many think about it only after they’ve received a diagnosis. There are more people now who are overweight and obese compared to 30 years ago. And this is associated with many chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
There are many things that affect your health including what you eat, your sleep, your activity and even how you deal with stress.
What stops some people from making a change is that they doubt themselves because in the past they have tried many diets, but these did not work and they feel that if they do anything again, they will fail. So instead of dieting, this time create a healthier lifestyle that you can sustain.
Also, some are hesitant because they feel they don’t either have enough time or money or they don’t know what to do.
And let me show you why these shouldn’t be holding you back.
So, I hear many people say that they can’t fit “getting healthy” into their busy schedule; to go for a walk or exercise or even prepare a healthy meal.
Have you found yourself saying:
“I don’t have time to cook, so I will just order a take away” and then you order a pizza. There were better choices of takeaways that you could get.
“I don’t have time to exercise” but then you have the time to be on your phone scrolling through social media like Facebook or Instagram.
“I don’t have time to go for a walk” and instead you just sit and watch telly.
I understand that when you are busy your self-care gets pushed to the bottom of the list. However, when you don’t eat clean or live a sedentary lifestyle this means that you don’t feel good from inside out and you get stuck on this cycle.
I’m sure you will agree that when something is important, you make time for it and never cancel that appointment, even when you are busy.
Having coached for over 10 years I know those who prioritise their health and put it at the top of their list will make time for it.
So if you find yourself saying, “I can’t get healthy because I’m too busy” please remember we all have the same 24 hours in a day. And only when something is important to us do we have it on our list.
People often think that it is expensive to be healthy, that they have to buy special foods or that they need a gym membership, which is why they don’t get started on their health journey.
You don’t need a gym membership as you can exercise from home.
You don’t need any special foods as you eat the same meals as your family and make healthier swaps.
So, don’t let money prevent you from getting the guidance that you need. Ask yourself if your health worth at least £1 a day to you? That’s what it costs to learn when you join my Wellness Membership Program.
Again as you can see, it’s down to priorities.
It is interesting to see some spending on the latest phone, buying a new dress or handbag but hesitate to invest in their health.
Or when you buy a coffee daily or get lunch you are spending about £10 to £15 a week without any hesitations.
I also see some who are willing to spend on their short term feel goods like a manicure, pedicure, facial or getting their hair done. But these don’t last for long! For healthier skin, nails and hair, begin to eat clean and have a healthier lifestyle.
So it’s not lack of money, but not wanting to invest money in getting healthier.
I know it’s confusing when there’s so much information and it’s difficult deciding what to do as you have so many questions like:
- What to eat for breakfast
- What portion sizes should be
- How to get active when you have an injury
- How to reduce cravings
I’ll be there to answer all your questions in my Wellness Membership Program. This is what I guide on where I show you step-by-step what to do so you will know what to do and when.
Your health should always be at the top of your priority list.
Think of your health as an investment.
The more you invest now.
The better the payoff; you reduce your risk of disease and live an active happier life.
And as seen you don’t need to spend a lot or money or hours exercising or cooking.
So please do consider what your health is worth to you and don’t wait until a diagnosis to make a change, start now!
If you are ready to get started, CLICK HERE to arrange a FREE Discovery Call with me.