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Why Stay Healthy?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

It’s important not to wait until it’s too late to start treating your body well.  All too often we ignore obvious problems in our lives because they are difficult to deal with and haven’t started affecting our day-to-day activities, but the consequences of procrastinating with your health can be serious and costly.  Choosing to eat right, exercise, and mentally engage yourself will not only help you avoid that pesky cold going around, but it will help you lead a happier, more productive life.

Here are 10 reasons why you should be healthy:

  1. Increased energy to do everything you want to do
  2. Healthy people are happier
  3. Less frequent and less severe sicknesses
  4. Improved mental focus, memory, and clarity
  5. Better relationships
  6. Decreased stress
  7. Looking great and feeling good
  8. Living longer
  9. Healthy people are generally more financially successful
  10. Inner peace and harmony

How Can I Stay Healthy?

Whatever your interests are, there are tons of activities you can engage in to improve your health.  Exercise does not have to be a chore, and when you find something you enjoy doing, you'll find yourself looking forward to getting in shape.  It may take some time to figure out which healthy activities are right for you, but we have some suggestions for fun ways to get in shape on our prevention resources page.

Aside from exercise, simple things like sleeping regular hours, washing your hands, and knowing your numbers can go a long way towards improving your health.  Take a look at our self care checklist for more ways to stay healthy.


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