April 20, 2013

The Best Investment

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.


                                           Source: culinary.net via Traci on Pinterest


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. :)

22 comments:

  1. Taking care of our health is the best investment there is, One thing I'd love to do is drink vitamins, since I'm not a milk drinker, Not to mention I love fruits and vegetables on my diet as well.

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  2. agree, health is the best investment; like you i am mindful of what i eat...i cut down eating red meat, i eat chicken and eat more fish, veggies and fruits and drink a lot of water
    cheers to your health, ms krizza

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  3. I thought reading the title, the post was about money but I do agree. Our best investment is in our health. Wish you luck!

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  4. Health is wealth. Ang mahal magkasakit ngayon especially if you have no insurance.. Good luck with your new lifestyle, sis!

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  5. I agree with this one. Health is really wealth.

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  6. agree with your points, health is wealth
    i am also conscious of what i eat

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  7. Hi! Good luck to your healthy resolution. And very true indeed, health is the best investment.

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  8. Good luck in healthy living. I'm sure you be able to cut down on the meats.

    Dominique@ Dominique's Desk

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  9. I think too that you're into the right investment. As they say, what you do today affects the future. And I agree with you, seeing no point in abusing one's body while young and then suffering for the rest of your life. When it comes to health, we should not live life as if it will end today at midnight but rather, think of it as we're still going to use this body tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow and for years to come. Staying healthy is quite a challenge what with all the temptations around.

    Me, I want to be able to do the things I am doing now when I am already in my 80's... :-)

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  10. I thought you were going to talk about money, too, but I completely agree with you. Long overdue na rin that I should diet and exercise kasi I come from a family with high bp. I want to be able to see my son's kids pa oi! :D

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  11. We're the same. I also made a promise to cut down on meats. I need to have more veggies and milk in my system. :)

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  12. i totally agree. Health is wealth and that's one fo the best investments we could have. all the so called wealth that we have right now, we will not enjoy if we don't have healthy bodies. thanks for sharing!

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  13. I agree with you as early as now we should start living our life healthily.

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  14. I am also trying, after so many failed attempts haha, to live a healthy life :) Good luck!

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  15. Hi Krizza. I also would like to do something so that I could lose weight and be healthy. I'm afraid I'm getting too heavy and it's not good. This coming month is a good time to start anew. By the way, good luck on your endeavor to be healthier.

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  16. awareness is the very first step to a healthier lifestyle. :) I'm sure that you're well on your way to a healthier new you.

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  17. health is wealth.. to stay healthy and fit is something that is not easy to do... been trying to lose some weight but to no avail.. i wish you good luck..

    Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

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  18. This is also my focus now that Im older as I am very consciousI have not been healthy in my younger years. My rule is as much as possible eat 80-20, 80% being healthy foods

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  19. Great post! What use are the material possessions when you are not healthy enough to enjoy them.

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  20. its like i'm reading my own post. lol

    last week i just started to cut down meat, rice and afternoon brisk walking.

    for health reasons din.

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  21. We are not really into so much with meat. I also drink Coke though only once in a while. If there is one thing that I really hope I could cut down, is rice.

    Btw, I would like to invite you to partner with me on this year's back to school project for the children here in Panglao, Bohol :)

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  22. Investing in health tops everything! Health is wealth, remember? :D

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