You already know that you “should” exercise, eat better, and learn to manage your stress. And yet, if you are like most people, you focus more of your energy on your wealth than your health.
You work hard to support your family and plan for a worry-free retirement, but if you are not investing in your health, you are in for a rude awakening.
While you are grinding away, putting in long hours to set yourself up financially, there is someone just like you who is working less and making more for one simple reason: They put their health first.
Top 5 Reasons Healthy People Make More Money
So why does taking care of yourself equal more money? There are many reasons, but let’s focus on the top 5:
1. You make better decisions.
The quality of your decision-making is the most important factor in determining your success. When you engage in rational, long-term thinking, you win. When you are reactive and make decisions based on fear, you lose.
Research has shown that both exercise and mindfulness have a direct impact on the cognitive functions that make up one’s decision-making. If you are tired of suffering the consequences of poor decision-making, it’s time to rethink your priorities.
2. You have more energy.
What you are able to do each day (and how efficient you are) has a direct connection to how productive you will be. Just think about all those afternoons wasted when you are tired, lethargic, and foggy.
With as little as 60 minutes a week of exercise, you can boost your energy and productivity to help you accomplish more each day.
3. You handle stress better.
Stress can be good or bad; it’s about how you handle it. When you are exercising, eating right, and practicing mindfulness techniques like meditation, you set yourself up for success by turning stress into a growth opportunity.
When you are not handling stress well, you’ll know it. You will feel overwhelmed, shut down, and unable to be proactive in moving toward your goals.
4. You feel happier.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” —Herman Cain
If you want to be successful, you need to do what makes you happy first. When you are taking care of yourself and achieving balance in your life, you will feel happier.
And when you are happier, you have the mental space to allow you to think creatively and solve the key problems that stand between you and your goals.
5. You live longer.
An important part of building wealth is your time horizon. The more time you have, the more opportunity you have to let your money grow.
Research has shown that staying active can boost life expectancy by up to 10 years! That means that even if you were only earning 5% on your money, people who stay healthy can grow their wealth by 60% more than people who don’t.
Wealth Without Health is Worthless
Now that you know how taking care of yourself is going to help boost your wealth, let’s talk about the second, even more important, part of health:
It doesn’t matter how much money you have if you do not have the health to enjoy it.
Having spent 11+ years helping people regain their fitness and focus on making their retirement the best years of their life, I know just how bad it can get when you overcommit to wealth at the expense of health.
Medication, surgeries, injuries, anxiety, and depression: These are what people are struggling with when they wait too long to take care of themselves.
Can you work your way out of some of these things? Yes. Is it hard? It depends on how much you have neglected your own well-being.
So, if you not only want to boost your net worth, but also your ability to enjoy it, then start making your health a priority today!
When you exercise regularly, eat well, and stay centered, you make more money. Why? Because you benefit from:
- Better decision making
- More energy
- Less stress
- Increased sense of joy
- A longer life
Even more important than wealth, however, is being able to enjoy it. The reason I started Mint Condition Fitness is because I saw what happened to my Grandfather when he lost his health.
He was very successful financially, but by the time he was 80, he was on 20+ medications, was in constant pain, stopped traveling, and eventually fell victim to Alzheimer's disease.
This drove me to start Mint and help men and women 45+ take control of their fitness and fully enjoy the life that they have built.
So, if you are ready to not only build more wealth, but also ensure you have the strength, energy, and health to enjoy it, start focusing on your fitness today.
And if you are not sure where to start, check out our 28-Day Kickstart Program and learn a new way to approach fitness so that it lasts a lifetime.
In this program you will get:
- Full fitness and goals assessment
- Personalized fitness coaching
- 1-on-1 success coaching (nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle)
- A simple meal plan
Getting started does not have to be hard, you just need a program that can meet you where you are at and show you the right way to get where you want to be.
Click here to learn more and take back control of your health and fitness today!
Mint Condition Fitness is the leading fitness coaching studio for men and women over 45 to get stronger, stay active, and feel confident about their future health.