Health and Finances
Two topics I’m passionate about.
If you were to chart the two, I think they would be closely linked following each other side by side. It makes perfect sense when you think about it and some studies prove it to be true.
There’s no denying the correlation between financial health and physical well-being. A 2015 survey conducted by one of the largest banks in the US, revealed that 81% of respondents found other goals much easier to achieve when their finances were in order, whilst 70% stated that good financial health had a positive impact on their physical health.
It works the other way too. Unhealthy people blow their money on cigarettes, excessive amounts of food etc.
Some might say that too much focus on money is unhealthy and creates stress, a proven killer.
You can assess so many situations and see they are almost always linked.
IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE
“When health is absent, wealth is useless,” – Herophilus, the ancient Greek physician
In this blog, I’m going to list life hacks to own your day, feel great and be the best you can be.
In turn, you will be more productive and potentially earn more.
They also give you the balance between health and work that we all require.
The below tips have come from audio books and podcasts from the best people in their fields and most have proven scientific backed research in boosting overall performance and productivity.
CRUSHING YOUR DAY STARTS HERE
Morning routine – The most important part of the day. Set yourself up for the day instantly, don’t hit the snooze button!
● Get up early
● Drink water as soon as you wake up. (add lemon and Himalayan pink salt to help replenish minerals for an added boost) 500-1000mm
● Movement – Get some early movement in (Yoga, rebounding, stretching). Wake up the body and the mind follows
● Meditate/visualize your day.
● Write down your goals for the day
● Get some sun. Boost that vitamin D we are almost all deficient in.
● Cold therapy. Turn that shower cold before you get out, aim for 3 minutes.
● Eat a healthy breakfast or fast (fasting has some great health benefits) An 8-hour window for eating / 16-hour fast can be great for you.
● Learn on your commute – don’t waste that time. Listen to audio books, podcasts, read etc.
● Hit your most important tasks at work first when your mind is fresh
● Eat well throughout the day (more good fat and less sugar)
● Drink green tea, matcha or butter coffee with MCT oil to keep your brain firing on all cylinders.
● Weight train – Number one thing you can do for life longevity
● Eat a healthy dinner – earlier the better.
● Improve your quality of sleep. (Magnesium, a tablespoon of good quality honey before bed)
“What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama
Another sage of antiquity, the Roman poet Virgil, puts it another way:
“The greatest wealth is health.”
Look out for future blogs where I’ll list the sources to gain further information on the above list.
*This is not Investment / Health / Medical advice, it’s just my opinion. Please seek out a professional in each respective field / use your own judgment.