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Health is Wealth

March 11, 2016
By WriterExpert7 GOLD, Lahore, Other
WriterExpert7 GOLD, Lahore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"What I am looking for is not out there, it's in me." ~ Hellen Keller


People have different preferences towards available life options. Same is true for the statement "health is wealth". What exactly is it? A simple preference that signifies health is superior to wealth? Or a comprehensive statement that indicates health and wealth are linked to each other, systematically and dynamically?

Health is a comprehensive concept, it includes physical strength, mental power and spiritual wellness of a person. On the other hand, wealth is the richness of a person i.e. abundance of money and worldly items. "Health is Wealth" is a simple statement but its meaning is so fabulous when deeply thought. People nowadays refer the statement as when a person is healthy, he is capable of producing wealth. On the contrary, if one is not healthy he/she cannot work productively, and hence, won't be able to generate income for independent living. This explanation is partially true but the deep meaning of this claim can be understood by the words of Virgil: "The greatest wealth is health." Mr. Virgil is trying to enlighten the concept that the greatest wealth is health, not money or worldly items. There is nothing more valuable in life than having a good health.

Patrick Meagher said: "Some people are so poor, all they have is money." Nowadays people are influenced by wealth improperly that they don't even bother about their health, the greatest wealth. They don't realize that without health there is no real happiness and enviable success. A person with poor health is unable to enjoy the pleasures of life.  Therefore, our first priority should be to maintain our health in the best way.

There are multiple methods and practices by which a person can stay healthy; spending time in natural environment i.e. visiting parks and gardens. Physical exercise is also essential e.g. morning walks, playing sports, etc., it keeps a person smart and healthy. Water is the cure for all types of illnesses, so drink water to stay healthy and fit. Eating a balanced diet keeps people away from different illnesses and diseases. It is said that: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." Abandon unhealthy practices and habits e.g. smoking, drinking and taking drugs because it harms internal parts of our body. Always be optimistic and cheerful because: "Laughter/smile is the best medicine." In contrast, an unhappy person is more prone to fatigue and other illness.

One should always remember, living a healthy life can be the greatest gift of life. In addition, one must not harm his/her health by running madly behind wealth. I would like to conclude my essay with the nice words of Mae West: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."


The author's comments:

We are making two points in this article. First, health itself is the greatest wealth. Second, if one is healthy only then he/she can work productively for income generation activities. In addition, we will mention a few proven practices by which one can sustain health.


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