So how are you going to spend yours? It's all over the news about the economic stimulus and here in the U.S. tax rebate checks are popping up in mailboxes and bank accounts. (Sorry non-U.S. residents) The government is hoping you will go out and spend your check and buy stuff. Of course what you do with your hard earned dollars is entirely up to you, but I would like to make a suggestion. Invest some of the money on the most important asset of all - Your Body.
Your health and fitness is a lifetime investment. Every minute we workout and train our body we are investing in our future. Think about it like trying to build financial wealth. It's the exact same thing when it comes to our health. Every time you fitness walk or jog, you are investing in your cardiovascular system. When you strength train and lift weights you are building up your muscle mass portfolio.
Here is my big revelation. Life truly begins at 50. By then, most of our kids are adults, we truly begin to understand who we are and life has taught us some valuable lessons. Most of us at that age are financially better than we have ever been. This gives us lots of free time which should be spent on vacations, playing with grand kids and going to places you've always wanted to go and not numerous visits to the hospital. If you don't invest in your health and fitness this very moment, you will pay a price for it later.
Get the most out of life and start investing in your fitness today! Training your body even if it's for only a few minutes a day is better than just sitting on your behind. Reducing as little as 100 calories per day which is something most people can do without too much difficulty can have a remarkable effect after a year (10 less pounds of fat).
So take that rebate check and buy a bicycle, hire a trainer, buy exercise DVD's, invest in a good blender or juicer, pay for gym membership, get a life coach, the list is endless but I would like to hear from others how they have invested in their health.
Move Your Body, Move Your Life
Published On: May 20, 2008