“When health is absent, wealth is useless” said Herophilus, the ancient Greek physician. We are constantly barraged with the phrase Health is Wealth. But what does this really mean?
Studies show that a high proportion of premature deaths are caused by heart diseases and a considerable number of them are preventable. All over the world, health practitioners advocate for early detection and treatment of diseases such as Diabetes, Cancer and most other illnesses that plague humans today. This means that we cannot afford to be lax about matters which relate to our health. As we get older, taking care of our health becomes increasingly important and periodic comprehensive health checks paramount.
Health checks are useful for many reasons, two of which are;
- To help identify anomalies and other causes of diseases, which further aids prevention and/or early treatment of disease.
- The feeling of reassurance when a clean bill of health is received, which in turn improves overall disposition to life and further improvement of good health.
Sometimes, we find ourselves procrastinating with regard to our health and taking the required steps to ensure complete wellbeing, due to financial constraints or ‘other pressing needs’. However, long term skimping on health check bills can lead to greater health problems which have even greater financial implications.
When we take periodic health checks seriously, we are actually on the right path to increasing our chances of living longer, healthier lives physically, mentally, financially and otherwise, thus creating a profitable cycle. Simply put, we get to invest our income in profitable endeavors, rather than spend it treating preventable illnesses when we do not pay attention to our bodies.
The reality is that poor health cuts lives short and the sad end of a life, may also mean the end of a financial legacy for loved ones left behind. So why not protect your financial legacy and the future of your loved ones by making healthy choices today.
Visit or call your health care service provider today to find out about comprehensive health checks and schedule an appointment.