I'm sure everybody will get interested to know what the best investment should be and if I could guess it right, the first thing that would come to your mind has something to do with money or financial investment. Well, I wouldn't blame you as money can be powerful in so many ways. It can make us live comfortably, get what we want and can even put us on a higher level where people would normally look up to us. That's fine and I think it's normal, everybody wants to have a good future. That is precisely the reason why everybody is working really hard these days. But as a gentle reminder, we should not be forgetting the best investment, and that is investing on good health.
I've heard a lot of stories about people suffering from sickness during their old age and this is simply because we have neglected our most important garden, our body! Men used to smoke, drink alcohol, gamble and even had the curiosity to try taking drugs during their younger days and as a result, they are reaping what they have sown when they hit the prime age. We often say, it's fine, I can eat what I want, I can do what I want to do with my body. After all, I'm young and I deserve to enjoy life. Well, it might be true and we all deserve to have a good life and enjoy it to the fullest but there is a correct way of enjoying life, and that is to enjoy life even at your prime age. I just thought that what's the point of enjoying life and abusing your body when you are young and then suffer the consequences of your actions when you get old. I think that for us to enjoy life fully, we have to enjoy it til our last breath.
How could we achieve that? By being healthy! When do we have to start? Now!
It's good to start being health conscious as early as during your 20's but if we are already in our 30's or 40's, I think it's not too late. We still can correct things and let things work according to our advantage. How do we achieve that? By eating the right kinds of foods, having a regular exercise and being happy and have a less stressful life.
To start with, I made a promise to myself that I would cut down on meats. I said cut down because I don't want to do things abruptly. It's always hard to start anew. We have to do things gradually. Probably, I would be taking veggies and fruits only from now on. No meats from now. I know it's easier said than done but at least, I should give it a try. Having said that, I also thought of cutting down on sodas. I love to drink Coke although not too much, but for now, I will try to completely avoid it while I'm taking this challenge for a healthier me. I don't have problem with my size actually. I was a bit fortunate to have a fast metabolism and I don't simply get fat by eating too much. Of course, I am happy when my friends and colleagues are asking me if I have a secret or a diet plan that works well with me but honestly, I do not have one. I seldom exercise either. Maybe, I was just lucky at that. But my move now of being more conscious about my food intake is to be healthy more than having a good figure. I want to enjoy a longer life with my family and to prepare for that, I have to be completely healthy.
I hope I could be successful in achieving this. I really have to start now.
Wish me luck. :)