Why you should start a healthy lifestyle now, not later

We’ve been hearing the quote “Health is wealth” since our childhood. Do we really know the real meaning of it?

Correct me if I’m wrong, in my opinion, health is everything and its importance is more than the wealth. A healthy person will not just have a healthy body but will also have a healthy mindset; healthy mindset can lead him/her into a healthy lifestyle. Having a healthy lifestyle might help him/her to become a successful person. Domino effect. 🙂

Good health keeps us always happy and gives us feeling of complete physical, mental, social and intellectual well-being. Sounds nice and easy, right? But it’s easy not to do as well.

Let me share to you my experience that triggered me to start a healthy lifestyle. February 11, 2015 – I was confined for 2 days. Before it happened, I was experiencing a mild headache for a week but I chose to ignore it because I thought it was only due to lack of sleep and will be gone soon. But after a week, it became too painful to the point that I cannot concentrate with my work, my hands were shaking and pale; so I decided to have a half-day at work and go to hospital.

I went straight to ER, had a blood test and after an hour, they found out that I have Anemia. My hematocrit count is too low so I will need a blood transfusion. I got confined on that day but one blood bag wasn’t enough so I had to stay another day. Two days of pain! Yes, blood transfusion is painful. 🙁 The main cause of it is my heavy menstrual flow.


During those days, I realized how unhealthy my body, my lifestyle, the foods that I eat and etc. For me, it’s sign that if I continue to become unhealthy, I might experience more health problems or other difficulties in the future which I do not want to happen. Of course, no one wishes to be unhealthy.

Loss of good health causes unhappiness and is very expensive too! Thankfully, I already have an HMO card from the company that I am working for that covered all my hospital bills. Imagine if I do not have health card yet during that time, I might have paid Php XX,XXX for my two days confinement. 🙁 Expensive, right? What if I do not also have that amount of money? How will I pay for it?

Bottom-line, if you do not start a healthy lifestyle now, then when? Once it’s already too late for you to bring back your health? Do you know that being unhealthy affects your whole being and will also cost you a lot of money? Reflect and think about it.

Since I do not want to be hospitalize again, I started appreciating vegetables, fruits, tons of water, drinking vitamins and regular exercise! 🙂

P.S. No offense intended, just my two cents. 😉


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