There is often a direct connection between health and true wealth. A Money Viking needs a strong heart to thrive, survive, work and invest!
Reaffirm your commitment to take care of your number one asset in this world, your heart. Without it working properly, it won’t matter how much gold you have stockpiled or how much is in your investment accounts. Sadly, heart disease and heart attacks are the number one killer in the US. Here are some ideas to invest in your heart health:
- Do moderate exercise daily.
We did not evolve to sit in front of a computer all day. We were designed to move. Aim to raise your heart rate each day. This is a free activity that will reduce your health care costs over time and add to your mental well being.
- Eat green leafy vegetables daily.
These are a natural source of nitrates, the raw material of nitric oxide production.
- Eat slowly.
Studies have shown that slow eaters are less likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome.
- Keep your gums healthy.
Getting gum disease treated lowers blood pressure. Good dental hygiene habits are a very low cost activity that saves thousands of dollars over time. Think about your last large dental bill, you want to minimize those to increase your wealth.
- Reduce Sugar.
It was recently reported that decades ago the sugar industry suppressed research that linked high consumption of sugar to heart disease. Surprise, surprise, example of money being used for evil not good!
- Eat fish.
Fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least 2 times per week. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are all high in omega-3’s. Heck for an added bonus, get out and fish yourself. Another low cost healthy activity.
Heart disease costs the US about $316 Billion each year, not to mention the human/emotional toll on families. Think about your heart this Valentine’s Day and it may help you on your journey to build wealth. Please consult your medical professional for specific questions related to your situation. This post goes out to raise awareness and to honor those we have lost to heart disease. Let’s do more to stop this epidemic in America.