The Power of Compound Fitness
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”- Albert Einstein. The same can be said about fitness. Early and consistent investments into your fitness will pay dividends in the long term. The opposite would be to ignore your fitness and never build health wealth and have to pay 10 times (or more) the price for it.
The sooner you begin investing in your health the more benefits you’ll get from it. Take for example two individuals, one is 20 years old and another is 60 years old. The 20 year old starts working out in order to take control of his health. Little by little he becomes more consistent in the gym, then he starts cleaning up his diet, and shortly after looking into ways to improve his recovery and lower stress levels. After 3 or 4 years he has built up the lifestyle and habits that will keep him overall healthy. There will always be things to improve and work on, which is great since the fitness journey is never truly over.
Our 60 year old friend however did not behave this way 40 years prior and lived a life of excess calories and processed foods, minimal movement, and lack of sleep overall. At 60 years old she decides enough is enough. She’s tired of having to take so many medications and not being able to live fully and independently. She hires a personal trainer and nutrition coach. After a few months of training and eating more adequately she begins to feel more energized, strong, and happy! She still depends on a few of her meds, but her doctor tells her that her health is beginning to improve. After a few years of maintaining course she’s almost completely off of all meds and is fully independent to take care of herself.
Both people were able to regain their health. One was lucky it wasn’t too late and the other was rewarded for his ealy sacrifices. Now, these are just two examples of pretty common possibilities. Everyone’s road is different, but the point is that there truly is nothing more valuable than your health and ability to function in society independently (overall). A healthier individual is an asset to those around her and her community overall. An individual that’s more dependent on meds and/or assisted living will be able to lend a hand in more limited ways.
Do it for yourself, your family, and your community, take charge of your health and wellness. It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of this, so I’ll repeat it once more, get healthy, stay healthy, and help others do the same. If you don’t know where or how to start contact us, we’re here to help.