Investing in your Health

There are many ways in which a person can invest; a most practical but seemingly unconventional way would be to invest in your health. Especially in light of the recent compromising health issues facing the globe with covid-19, placing care and attention on you own personal health can pay dividends. After all, “if you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything” (to quote my wife’s favorite movie, The Princess Bride): if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy the hard work on which you’ve you spent your life, you’re missing out! Check out the following three resources on this topic:

  • Read: States differ right now in their own response to covid, and while we in North Dakota have a lot more general freedom than many in the rest of the country with eased restrictions, there is still a great personal responsibility to reduce the opportunity for covid to spread. This Time article has great tips for staying physically and mentally healthy in the midst of staying at home.
  • Listen: Roger Whitney of The Retirement Answer Man presents how the quality of your health can have major financial implications on your financial wellbeing in retirement in 1) healthcare costs; 2) preventing Alzheimer’s disease; and 3) the possibility of work after retirement. Additionally, he outlines six areas of wellness (including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and occupational) and discusses the financial benefits of investing in them. It is important to start investing in this now before you reach retirement so that you can enjoy it!
  • Watch: We’ve heard it 100 times throughout our lives – how to improve your overall health. This handy video reminds us of the top five steps in doing so: maintain a healthy BMI, don’t smoke, exercise, eat more fruits and veggies, and get some good sleep! Start with building one small habit in these areas if you haven’t already, and reap the rewards of better health!

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You can click on the links below to access this month’s resources. Thanks for reading, listening, and watching!

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