Is it all about money?

Preparing to retire is seemed as all about money. I don’t agree with ’Money cannot buy happiness’. Of course you can’t if all you do is trying to voodoo your money to become someone you love. However, with a little thought, money will assist you to get what you want. Here is a nice article about how to invest in your health but it’s not that money-related.

People are always talking about investments for retirement. Financial investments, that is. If you start treating your health as an investment, though, you could find that exercise is a terrific retirement strategy worth its weight in gold.

Physical fitness can be a cash-free retirement investment that pays off handsomely.

Cash – free you ask? Lots of men and women spend big bucks on equipment and sports clothing, spas and fancy gyms and personal trainers. But aside from buying a decent pair of sneakers, you may not need to spend much cash to launch this part of your personal portfolio.

And that’s because what you’re investing is not really money—but your time and energy.

Think of exercise like your piggy bank (OK, a lithe, physically fit, aerobically conditioned piggy bank!). If you regularly invest a modest amount of time, you’ll likely find as the years go by that you’ve racked up savings in three areas:

First, you can save hard cash. You’ll save by not spending on doctors’ visits and medications.

Second, you will likely save yourself from emotional stress. Exercise is to mood and self esteem what yeast is to dough: a leavening agent. That is, it’s a well-known antidepressant. And, to the extent that staying fit keeps you healthy, you also save the aggravation and sheer inconvenience that often accompany sickness.

Third, exercise takes time—but on balance, it may actually save you time. Regular exercisers swear by this seeming contradiction, explaining that because exercise gives them more energy, helps them focus and puts things in perspective, they are more efficient.

So what are you waiting for, grab that old sneakers and start jogging at afternoon every other day.

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  1. #1 by kkchow23 on August 21, 2007 - 12:10 am

    The phrase “No Money No Talk” very common among us. In the real world, it’s kinda realistic. Every single cent counts.

    It’s true no matter how wealthy you are, there’s no use if you can’t enjoy it later on. Staying healthy is definitely important.

  2. #2 by lukxiufung on August 21, 2007 - 9:13 am

    I think both important and related. You got wealth and you can easily get healthy because you can eat something good for your body. You got wealth you can easily heal your illness than poor people because you can get the facilities and medicines easily. However, Wealth isn’t everything in the other hand because it can’t BUY health and true relationship.

  3. #3 by Editor on August 29, 2007 - 11:38 am

    Most people get swing from one extreme to another. When they are younger & usually don’t have much money, they go all out to get it. Sometimes damaging their health i.e no sleep, no exercise, bad food.

    Later on, when they got the money, they realize the importance of health, then they spend tons on money ( now that they can afford it ) on health products.

    Till much later, hopefully, some of us do achieve balance. Btw, money is important for living. Some make it more important than they should. For others it is the other way round.

  4. #4 by squaretan on September 3, 2007 - 11:00 am

    Most of the things is all about the money. No money no talk. SO yeah, money is very very important now a days.

    Like the saying goes “Money is the root to all evils”

  5. #5 by 宝茹 on September 13, 2007 - 3:29 pm

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  7. #7 by Anne on February 1, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    Nice post…You give me a different way to consider sport as an investment. I never thought like that before…Thank you for sharing!

  8. #8 by al_qisas on April 23, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    some says “No Money No Honey”.. it’s better to prepare for your retirement rather than follow with the flow.

  9. #9 by jhuan on June 9, 2008 - 1:24 pm

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