Health is Wealth

By Christina Kim - November 27, 2015


It is easy to lose track of life's important priorities when one gets carried away with the daily demands of life.
From school, work and the list of things which fill up our daily schedule, it seems like there is just no end to the things we need to do while racing against the standard allotted 24 hours like everyone else.

Often we are caught up with the material and external demands that we tend to overlook the things that matter the most to us internally.

One of such victims is our health; which makes up the whole of ourselves.

It is the most important one which is central to our bodily and overall functioning but yet, is also sadly, one which is most taken for granted.

How often do we really pay attention to our body or spend time to just pamper it a little, making sure that we do not overstrain ourselves and lightening up a little?

It is as though our health is taken as it is, if it continues to function as usual.
We can walk, talk, run and just, get about with our daily lives.

Sometimes we do not even take heed of the little signals that our body is giving out to remind us of a little maintenance, if it does not disrupt our regular activities.

It is only when there is a major disruption which leads to cessation of our usual routines which would catch our attention.

Sad, but it is true.


The past few days, had been a terrible one for myself and I don't even remember being this sick since the past year.
Perhaps it is a yearly maintenance, I don't know, but it is not good.

I've been sick before, of course, like most people do, but it is those major ones that really kicks us in the gut and scream at us that, "Hey, it's time to pay attention"

One of the worst times was when I was admitted to the hospital in my final year of university, where I was just practically helpless and just fighting for my health to bounce back to normal.

It is a feeling where you just feel like you're completely useless and without an ounce of energy to do anything that you suddenly seemed just so small and weak.

Lying in bed; be it in the hospital or at home is just a sign that your body has yielded to the triumphant powers of the foreign invasion of the viruses, that had you been taking better care of your body, would not have been an easy feat for these 'outsiders'.

It is a time when your body is just limping and wimpy to the demands of the malicious viruses determined to conquer your health.

When you are just lying there, you will feel that nothing could really be better than just being in your optimum health and to just regain your usual self.

So what if you are the most successful person at work?

So what if you have the best career in the world?

So what if you have all the money in the world?

So what if you just have everything in the world, but you just are fighting for your dear life?

You can just be the best in everything and have the best of everything, but SO What if you can't even get out of bed, let alone enjoy all your "Best in the world"?

I think sometimes being sick is a way of the body telling us to just take a break, slow down, and just, "Pay attention to your health a little more".

Just don't wait till it's too late.

We should always make it a habit to keep our health in checks; take care of ourselves a little more and not overwork ourselves to the breaking point.


Take some time for ourselves.
Take some time to care for our health, our body and to make sure that they are always in the best of condition.
It is deserving after the hard times and tolls that we have put them through on a daily basis; 24/7.

Schedule that medical check up you kept promising (and putting off), and even go to your dentist for that routine scaling.

Eat right (proper diet), drink plenty of water, exercise and clock in proper sleep (the recommended hours 
and not sleeping in only on weekends to compensate for the minimal hours you sleep every night.)

Stop doing things that will harm your health, you know that better and what works for your body or not.

Invest time in activities which will benefit your body in the long run, or to optimize it better.
It could be hobbies which allows one to just relax, and put away all that stress at bay.

Our bodies will definitely thank us for that.



I know it is always easier said than done, and I'm not the best person to say this, but I'm making it a point to keep my own health in check too as I am getting older (ahem*).

We always say things like these when we are helplessly sick, and once we are back in health, we go back to being our uncompromising selves; pursuing after the things which probably are just important momentarily.

Just remember, our successes are only momentary.

We could have that big car, big house, great career and all that wonderful achievements which make us proud.
Just for that time being.

Our Health, however, are with us, forever.

Until the day we die.

I think, it is not hard to make that decision.

Which is YOUR Priority?

All the money in the world can never buy you your health.

You can be all rich and mighty but lying in your bed, or you can be healthy and kicking, traipsing the world and maybe have the best of the worlds if you take good care of your health.

No one else owes you that, but yourself.
Your health is all that you have, so take good care of your own health.

Health is truly wealth indeed.

Don't ever forget that.


*Author's Note: 
This is not a sponsored/promotional post, and solely based on author's personal opinions and do not represent the general public. 
Experiences vary from one individual to another.
You do not have to agree with me.

This is based on my personal experience and is told in a subjective manner, entirely from my perspective.

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