“Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more your put in, the more you can take out.”- Jack Lalanne (Godfather of Fitness)
There are few things that you can do that will give you both instant gratification and drastically help your future.
We all know that sugar, alcohol and those tasty deep fried donuts are no good for us long term. We are unable to predict the natural disasters, the stock markets, or the actions of others. In many cases, these external events can cause high stress in our lives. In a world of uncertainty, where we have little control over so many things, we have to take responsibility for our own actions. These are information rich times, and we have access to all of the free education we want including cooking recipes from the best chefs on the planet, and work-out regimes from some of the best athletes. We no longer require loads of money to access these things. These trends are likely to continue as we advance into the future. One constant however, will be that in order to continue benefiting from these new privileges, we must be healthy. Where knowledge is power, health certainly is wealth.
What is the best investment you can make now? Exercise.
We may not all be able to understand the complicated global economies, or have found the secret recipes for benefiting in our capitalistic societies, but connecting with our own bodies is entirely within our control. Of course we have not yet cracked the code for certain diseases like cancer or Alzheimer's, but we are talking about our daily decisions to be active.
Nothing will make us richer than a daily investment in exercise. The return on investment is seen automatically and also pays huge dividends for years to come. If personal exercise was on the stock market, it would be bullishly leading the pack.
Logically we have no issues going to work everyday so that we can earn money in order to feed ourselves. If we don’t go to work, we might get fired and so we can’t eat. We feed ourselves so that we can get nutrients and energy to keep us alive. The quality of our nutrients is obviously a whole other discussion, but exercise is also proven to be a key factor is keeping our bodies functioning properly and prolonging our lives. Why is that just because we don’t have any external pressure from our bosses that we don’t prioritize this activity when it is clear that the benefits are equally as important?
We all get the point.
Food will keep us alive. Exercise will keep us alive longer. Even better when both of these are done in moderation and when a focus on quality over quantity is made. If you have a daily or weekly practice already that works for you, that’s great. We would love to hear about it, perhaps to improve upon our own practices. If you understand all of this but haven’t prioritized your health, can we ask you: what are you doing everything else for?
It doesn’t have to be a high end zumba class and you don’t have to have a personal trainer swearing at you as you struggle to do your last sit up. The easiest way to maintain your daily fitness can be as simple as doing a few stretches or going for a walk. Find something that works for you, something that is fun. If it isn’t fun, it harder to keep it up.
Often when we travel, we put exercise to the side because we are on “holidays”. We understand that it can be difficult to keep up with our daily routines in a different atmosphere and that is why we developed our concierge services. Whether it is finding the best city running routes, or a comfortable fitness studio, we do the research so that you can continue staying healthy when you are on the road.
We live in the best times ever, and this is our time to get wealthy. Healthy wealthy.
Let’s change the way we travel, together.
The Lifestyle Project