Health is the Ultimate Wealth

People across the world spend a huge chunk of their income on health-related issues. Most of them are not interested in taking precautions for good health but are ready to jump on each remedy they discover after catching diseases. We come across many new ailments in our lifetime and the number keeps on increasing with each passing day. Scary as it sounds, I think it’s advisable to become health-educated than to spend and repent later. Healthy individual leads a happy, content life and handles stress better than others. There are many misconceptions about the idea of health. Most of us have the opinion that health is exclusively physical fitness. The problem begins here.

WHO defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”We infer from this definition that physical fitness is important but mental health and social behaviour also affect our well-being to a great extent. The infographics shown below gives suggestions to stay physically fit. These are really good tips for a healthy lifestyle. Add to it the flavour of social and mental health. These are the support pillars that boost our physical fitness to exist longer and brimming with joy.

Health is the ultimate wealth
Health is the ultimate wealth

The concept of health has been changed in the last few years. Experts give as much importance to mental condition and social behaviour as to physical fitness. There’s a revolution in the healthcare system where new ideas are changing the world for the better. Need is to spread the word about the significance of mental and social abilities.

So, what defines a healthy person?

Every generation is different from the preceding one and the big change we observe in our generation is the increased mental stress and troubled social behaviour. These conditions might have not troubled our predecessors to this extent. The need to draw boundaries for social and mental health didn’t exist to such a considerable degree; hence the definition of health was limited to physical well-being.

Let’s define Health

• Health has a vast meaning including physical, mental and social soundness. A person with all these abilities is considered a healthy human. See, it’s time that has changed the concept of health and we don’t know if this definition stands true in the coming years.

• Not falling ill is healthy. Equally important is the speed of recovering from the illness. Diseases strike all but the magnitude of impact differs from individual to individual. A healthy person has good immunity that helps him to bounce back to normal life after falling sick.

• Health acts as an everyday resource for us to lead a great life. Work on it and wake up every day to happy and optimistic energy. Save your health.

• What are the factors that influence our health?– lifestyle– The physical environment– The social and economic environment– The person’s individual characteristics and behaviour- Genetics- Gender.

•There are so many aspects of health that we can’t blame a person for having bad health or praise another for having good health. Some of these factors are beyond the control of a person. We can’t do much about the social and economic conditions. It’s not in our control to be born in a healthy or rich family; our social and financial structure depends on it. Gender, male or female suffers from different diseases; we can’t control.

•Numerous factors deciding our health and many of them can’t be regulated by us. But, there are still many, we can manage wisely for a better lifestyle. Our happiness largely depends on our health. A healthy person lives life fully and is a valuable asset to society.

Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

•Eat nutritious food and minimise white sugar, white flour, oil-ghee-butter, alcohol, stale, processed, packaged food. Take every step to improve your food intake. Before putting anything in the mouth, realize that it is going to decide your tomorrow.

•Exercise faithfully. Be it running, yoga, gym or some kind of sport; put your efforts to get supreme benefits.

•Don’t miss your prescribed water intake. It keeps the body functioning smoothly. Setting up a reminder to drink water after regular intervals does work.

• When in stress, try to reach out for solutions. There’s nothing that can be solved with careful planning and good support. Discuss your condition with near ones, your family or friends.

•Socialise. Interact with the people around you. You are one of them. They too face problems and interaction will give you a peek into how they manage their crisis. Remember, health is the ultimate wealth.

187 Comments Add yours

  1. Supriti Garg says:

    Healthy living is very improtant and u are right that it is not about how less u fall sick but more about how quickly you recover from illness. Except for the exercise one, i am following everything else and it does add to your health. great one.

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    1. aditi says:

      Great that you take care of yourself. Please don’t ignore the importance of exercise:)

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      1. Loved the infographic a lot Aditi.
        I always tend to forget water and then end up having lot of problems. Would love to hear your take on digital detox too

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        1. aditi says:

          Definitely in the near future

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  2. Debdatta says:

    Health is the most overlooked wealth these days… Even with all the healthy diet fads.

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  3. ritecontent says:

    When we have good health we can do most anything. This post really highlights the importance of holistic care and what do do about it. Good job aditi.

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      1. trendtofit says:

        True! Being healthy means, one should be both physically and mentally healthy. Liked the infographic! And exercise also helps in improving mental health. So, exercise, healthy diet and healthy habits can ensure a person’s good health.

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        1. aditi says:

          Couldn’t agree more:)

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      2. Anurag says:

        Amazingly healthy post

        Loved it

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  4. Health, especially mental well being is ignored quite often r taken for granted. The worth is recognized only after a bout of illness. Well researched post, Aditi.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Pragnya 😊

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  5. Rashi Roy says:

    Absolutely, can’t agree more. I myself ignore it at times. Glad you came up with this post.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks stopping by and sharing your thoughts:)

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  6. aditi says:

    Good luck Noor:)

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  7. Leha says:

    Health is one thing if ignored, nothing else ever matters. We are so resilient as humans but fragile too

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  8. prismaroundgurjeet says:

    I am trying to opt for healthy lifestyle , do exercise, eat healthy food , no oily and junk food

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    1. aditi says:

      This is really good. Keep it up 👍

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      1. ghazala786 says:

        Excellent post agree with you, we focus only on physical health , mental and social well being is also important 🙂

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        1. aditi says:

          Exactly:) we shouldn’t ignore mental and social wellness.

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  9. ghazala786 says:

    Excellent post , agree with you.we focus only on physical health , but mental and social well being is also important. Healthy lifestyle is must 🙂

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  10. Modern Gypsy says:

    So important that we realise good health is much more than just physical fitness. That’s one aspect, for sure, but mental and social health are equally important. The latter is hardly even spoken of, so glad you highlighted it in your post.

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    1. Very nice post. Its extremely true that for a healthy life we need to focus on physical, mental & social health as well.

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  11. Neha Jain says:

    I totally believe in this thought. I take a good diet and drink sufficient water. The area which needs attention in my lifestyle is exercising regularly. https://digimother.com/

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    1. TheMomSagas says:

      Healthy Living is so so imp. We often neglect our health given to our lifestyle. The post serves as a reminder!

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  12. Very true. Healthy life is not just about physical health, its about physical, mental as wel as social health. Very nice post.

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  13. Wow Aditi, back on your blog after a break and delighted to see how much of research and effort has gone in this article. Very informative and helpful post.

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Sonia:)

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  14. mylittleduniya says:

    I have realized it in the last few years that health is ultimate wealth. and we tend to ignore this most valuable asset always.

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  15. pashminagirl says:

    I really enjoyed going through your blog post; as it reiterated many facts we know yet we tend to overlook; this one’s a reminder; and health is more than just the physical aspect; its also how you said recovering from a bout even that determines it. We must adopt a practical yet holistic lifestyle.

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  16. alpanadeo says:

    True, we talk so much about staying fit, eating healthy but we tend to overlook all this and keep continuing with our old habits. We have to give ourself that much needed dose of self-care.

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  17. Shalzzz says:

    A very well-researched post. Thanks for sharing the importance of healthy eating and living. Those tips are great! I especially likes how you included how important social and mental health is too. Happy Alexa Month 🙂

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  18. I’m not much into exercise but I support the other pointers above except for one the water reminder one as I usually drink water only if necessary my Ayurvedic doctor informed me drinking water just for the heck of it isn’t necessary. I usually have a great water intake so don’t set reminders 🙂
    #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

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    1. aditi says:

      We should drink water as per our body requirements, but never ignore the importance of this necessary fluid to smoothly run our metabolism.

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  19. mommysmagazine says:

    Living such a fast life in the modern world,there is a tendency to ignore health and well being. Especially, mothers find it difficult to find some ‘me time’ and relax,detox,exercise etc. It is required to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nice post. Here is a post on stress relief tips for busy moms
    https://www.mommysmagazine.com/2018/06/best-stress-relief-tips-busy-moms/

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  20. Cloud and Sunshine says:

    Mental wellbeing is generally not taken into consideration when we talk of health. But being healthy in a complete sense requires a person to be mentally sound too. Thanks for such an insightful post! #MyFriendAlexa #CloudandSunshineReads

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  21. vidhya29 says:

    YESS thats true!!! I love my one-hour gadget-free walk!!

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    1. aditi says:

      Good Vidhya!

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  22. matheikal says:

    Health is not only a physical affairs. An enlightening post.

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  23. kalaravi16 says:

    A nicely compiled ready list to tick off on our road to good health. I totally agree one needs a balanced diet, good exercise, less stress, more water and adequate zz’s to keep us haale and hearty.

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  24. Such a informative article, indeed we are ignoring our health over all.
    #millennialscribbler

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  25. soniadogra says:

    Very well said Aditi. But often we lose our health for the other wealth. It’s so important to have our priorities right!

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  26. Shubhra Rastogi says:

    Healthy living is the key to a beautiful life. Your post is a real eye-opener with some great tips. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

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  27. Trapti says:

    Health is wealth but many ignore this and regret later. Liked your way of description about the post with the neat and clean infographic. This post is really eye-catching and visually appealing I must say;)

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Trapti:)

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  28. Richa MIna says:

    I’m trying to improve my lifestyle and incorporate healthy habits. Thanks for the pointers.

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  29. Sweetannu says:

    Healthy mind in a healthy body is my goal. Loved reading about how to achieve it. Our goal should be to be an healthy individual and leads a happy life full of contentment

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  30. Informative and great reminders. Mental health is overlooked at times. Some form of physical activity is also important.
    #MyFriendAlexa #Momlearningwithbaby #Blogchatter

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  31. Ninu Nair says:

    So true Health is Wealth. I always keep physical fitness aside but this post has made me inspired. Hope to reduce the additional kilos and start a good daily exercise schedule soon! #thatchedroodreads #MyFriendAlexa

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    1. aditi says:

      Good luck 👍

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  32. Ruchie says:

    Actually we need to understand the real meaning of health …physically health is important but alongwith it mental health is really needed …very nicely written post!!

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks Ruchie

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  33. gemini1420 says:

    Lovely and absolutely perfect post! A healthy body, mind and soul is the prefect health…

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  34. simritbedi says:

    Health is definitely the most important thing ! The saying ” Health is Wealth ” is absolutely true!
    Taking care of oneself and leading a healthy lifestyle is very important. Loved your article. Beautifully written !

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    1. aditi says:

      Humbled 🙏🏻

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  35. Nice innovative format, easy to read easy to remember

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  36. judy morris says:

    Yes I agree that health is the ultimate wealth I try to exercise regularly & also drink a lot of water. Other tips I will try and incorporate.

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    1. aditi says:

      That’s great 😊

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  37. shravmusings says:

    Thanks for the good reminder about the Healthy lifestyle. Well researched and thought provoking article indeed

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  38. you are so right that Health is the Ultimate Wealth. its so important to keep ourselves healthy to be able to enjoy life. Like your easy pointers to stay healthy

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  39. i learnt a very hard way, that taking self care is equally important as taking care of family. physical and mental health both are very important, only a healthy mind can have a healthy body.

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    1. aditi says:

      Agree with you, Ujjwal

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  40. jaya1966 says:

    You have defined good health so aptly. What most people forget is the part of it that is related to the mind. Mental well-being is one of the major components of good health and most people forget about this. Nice post with some excellent tips for how to stay fit and healthy.

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  41. Pr@Gun says:

    Health is Wealth and there are no shortcuts to it
    This calls for especially mothers & females who ignore there health taking care of families, must take care of their mental physical and emotional health always.
    Loved your info table, pinned it, it’s very informative.

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  42. As a medical practitioner I cannot agree more! Health is indeed wealth!

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  43. Sushmita R Malakar says:

    I completely agree! I have always followed that to be entirely happy – a healthy body and healthy mind is more important than money or anything. I loved the tips you shared. Thanks 🙂

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    1. aditi says:

      You’re welcome

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  44. Hi Aditi, many compliments on writing such a detailed and well-researched post. for sure, there are multiple elements/ components of health and you have done an exceedingly good job of capturing them. as you have also mentioned, the times that we live in are vastly different from the earlier times and so we require a different approach to maintaining health. i think it’s time we make that shift from perceiving health only as physical aspect and move to a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the same. All, we need to do is to aim for “wellness” and adhere to the old adage “Prevention is better than cure”. Preventive care is a good proactive approach to maintaining health. I enjoyed reading your post and found it to be very informative and useful. keep up the good work 🙂

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  45. ginia says:

    This post exactly mirrors my thoughts! I love for me and my family to lead a healthy lifestyle. Other than the physical aspect mental and social health are of supreme importance.

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    1. aditi says:

      Wow you are doing just the right thing 👍

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  46. You have enumerated everything I can anticipate vis a vis good health Aditi and I take back a lot of valuable insights from this post buddy

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    1. aditi says:

      Thank you 😃

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  47. Among all the things, we neglect health most, till it is too late. Only once one has suffered ill health one can understand its true value!

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    1. aditi says:

      Can’t agree more

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  48. FabZania says:

    Health is the most important aspect of life but we tend to ignore it unless we face aome major issues. Well written piece on the importance of health

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  49. YOUR POST HAS PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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