“We are living too short and dying too long,” Dr. Myron Wentz said. When you think about it, it’s true. How many people do you know who are currently taking maintenance drugs? There are more and more people living more than half their life with chronic diseases. Does having a wealthy lifestyle results in poor health?
Throughout history, one thing has not changed as we continue to evolve, and that is the need to survive. It’s in our genes.
No one wants to get sick. Unfortunately, we do, and treatment could be expensive. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is no longer a valid statement. Today, more than ever, being wealthy is important to afford the best health care.
“What are your goals and dreams?” I often ask when I meet people to talk about USANA Health Sciences.
Most people would talk about their dreams of having financial freedom or time freedom. On top of the wish list are houses, cars, and traveling. Only a few mentioned good health. In fact, no one has ever told me that their primary goal is to earn more than enough to afford good health care.
Is this the nature of people to think of wealthy lifestyle more than health?
What you do with your money is your business and no one else’s.
I can’t argue with the merits of being wealthy to buy the material things they have always wanted. But at what price does being wealthy come with? What if the price of enjoying the benefits of wealth results in poor health?
Are you living a healthy or wealthy lifestyle? I once talked to a wealthy person who said, “I only have one life to live, so I am going to eat the food I want. I don’t want to starve myself eating only healthy meals.” Please, stop the YOLO nonsense.
Do you sacrifice your health in exchange for a wealthy lifestyle? Do you continue to add poison to your body in exchange for good food? Will you continue to abuse your body with vices?
If there is one thing I know about people with chronic diseases, it is how the people who love them suffer – both financially and emotionally.
Choosing to be healthy is not for you only. It is also for the people who love you. There is nothing wrong with a wealthy lifestyle if you can afford it. But please live a healthy lifestyle.