Do you analyse the benefits of healthy living?
All too often we compartmentalise our lives without taking a broader view of the things we do and their effects, meaning that there are often some great benefits of healthy living that cross into one or other areas.
An example of this would be healthy eating. We might focus simply on our diet because we're aiming to keep weight down and keep our thoughts simply on the areas of good nutrition and keeping excess flab to a minimum.
But when you start to explore an area even as apparently simple as this one, there are often suprising correlations between different areas of your life. Sometimes it's even worth getting an A4 pad and pencil so you can plot the interconnected effects and maybe even discover some new ones you'd not already thought of.
So, taking the example of healthy eating, the list of benefits could be something like this:
Eat less - save money
Eat healthier - more energy
More energy - more alert at work
More energy - naturally get more exercise
Save money - spend savings on other health pursuits e.g. gym membership
Taking a holistic view of life and wellbing is no bad thing, and it's likely to be the case that people who take this overview approach are apt to be feel more in control of life and probably have more peace of mind as a result.
In terms of maximising your overall wellbeing there are also financial products which can help with the cost of everyday health stuff like dental/optical checkups and treatments - health cash plans in particular are easy to set up and inexpensive.