By M Katie Helle, CPA

You may be asking yourself how in the world does one’s health affect their wealth. It all boils down to time – let me explain.

Everyone’s definition of wealthy is different, but the consensus is wealth equates to money. For most individuals to acquire money, we must work. That means that we need to get a job and spend our time working to earn money to achieve financial goals. When an individual gets a job, they must dedicate their time to their employer. If you are dealing with health issues while trying to work, this may rob you of your time, which in turn robs you of your wealth.

There are some preventative measures you can take to maintain a healthy lifestyle:

  • Drink plenty of water. Many health professionals suggest drinking half your body weight in ounces. This means if you weigh 100 pounds, you should drink 50 ounces of water each day.
  • Move your body. 30 minutes a day in healthy movement can greatly impact how you feel. This doesn’t mean you need to become a gym goer. It simply means move your body – take a walk around your neighborhood.
  • Make wise food choices. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to only eat veggies. It means maintain a healthy balance of the foods you consume.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Many individuals need 7-9 hours of sleep. A good night’s rest will restore your body for the next day.

These are habits that will come naturally to you over time. It’s never too early to start implementing preventative measures.