They say money can’t buy you happiness, but the truth is its right up there with breathing. Health and wealth have always been directly connected to each other and it is now more important than it has ever been in order to plan ahead. The average life expectancy continues to rise across the world with Japan now beating the USA with a life expectancy of 80.7 years.
The problem with getting older is that more often than not when you get to the sunset of your life you are probably going to need help in staying alive and healthy. In the USA around 70 percent of people older than age 65 need some form of long-term care. Of these, most pay for some or all their care out of their own pockets.
This is disturbing to know as we think about financial planning for our futures we need to take this into consideration today and plan ahead. But the planning can be anything from stopping smoking to losing fat and even purchasing a new endowment policy in order to cater for this possibility.
Health and wealth as mentioned above are directly related to each other and always have been. A study showed that the health of individuals is directly proportional to the facilities available and the education that they have received. The study showed that those who had the infrastructure of simple amenities like access to parks and nature lived longer.
The only way to change to a healthy lifestyle is to start by changing your habits. These habits that need to be changed are something that will make you stronger and more resilient to any disease or accident. Reaching your ideal bodyweight is something that starts with planning.
You need to concentrate on fat-loss and not weight-loss when embarking on any weight control eating plan. It is certainly a lot more productive to slowly change your eating habits than to go on some fancy new diet that you stop after three weeks and put all the weight that you have lost back on again.
The problem with any ‘diet’ is that it is something that you start and then you stop and that alone is something that has proven itself not to work. You need to change to a healthy lifestyle and change your eating habits that got you fat or overweight in the first place.