Think Of Your Health Like Your Bank Account

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imagesCASNX03LYou already know what makes a bank account unhealthy: too much spending, not enough income, or both.

But have you ever thought about your physical health in these terms?

In a very real sense, you were born with a certain amount of credit in your health’s bank account. Over the years of your life, you lose “credit” through unhealthy eating, a lack of proper exercise, sleep deprivation, and the many other stresses your body endures. As you make harmful lifestyle choices, you’re borrowing against your future. And after too much of this borrowing, cancer becomes a likely reality.

Why think of your health in terms of an “account?” Because it will help you become more resolved to make frequent deposits (such as choosing to eat a banana) rather than constant withdrawals (like opting for that candy bar.) Each time you make a lifestyle choice, ask yourself whether you’re depositing health building assets, or if you’re dwindling your health account into a life-threatening recession.

What’s the State of Your Health Account?

When assessing your bank account, a little bit of math is sufficient to determine its condition. But how do you determine the condition of your health account? These three categories will help give you an idea:

“Super Health”

If your health account falls under this category, congratulations! You’re “in the black.” Super Health means you’re physically fit and have a toned body. Your great health gives you boundless energy; you feel very good and rarely get ill. Mentally, you enjoy a sharp mind, positive outlook, and an overall joy of living. You’re one of those people that others envy because of your motivation and contentment. And, as a bonus, your vibrant immune system is busily working on the prevention of cancer.

“Vertically Ill”

You know you’re Vertically Ill when you’re still getting around, but often aren’t feeling so great. You’re tired, flabby, and unfit – which causes you to become exhausted even after a small amount of exercise. You often feel moody, and you have trouble concentrating. On top of all this, you have frequent aches and pains. If this describes you, your health account is slipping into the red and needs you to start making healthy deposits.

“Horizontally Ill”

If you fall under the Horizontally Ill category, your account is completely in the red. Think of this state as being bodily bankrupt. You’re over-fat and under-muscled. You always feel physically bad and are tired, depressed, and pessimistic. Your constant fatigue and illnesses stop you from any type of exercise, and you have no motivation. For you, life is just hard work. Your body is in dire need. Make healthy deposits now!

Get Back Into the Black

If your health account has fallen into either of the last two categories, the last thing you should do is give up! Instead of despairing, the time has come to dream of a better future. Just as small amounts of money add up, so will today’s good lifestyle decisions. So start doing the things along with your risk of disease.

If you need a plan to get you back into the black, just go back to the home page of this website where you will see my ebook “Strong Men Stay Young” for a solid action plan.

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