I just came across a great website that proclaims “Health is the New Wealth.” That intrigued me because, of course, I totally agree, so I began to investigate. This site was set up by Quincy Jones III (winner of many grammys and emmy awards for his music). His goal is to reach everyone who is struggling with health issues. He states that his website is not just another health service, but an attitude and a movement.
His mission for the site includes the following: ” Whether you’re just learning to make healthier choices or whether you want to train for a marathon, FeelRich.com offers information and inspiration to help you earn what you want, keep what you get, and be the star in the room that makes folks sit up and take notice. We’ll challenge you. We’ll motivate you. And we’ll remind you that you’re not alone in your journey—your favorite artists and celebrities are right there with you, grinding hard and making smart choices.”
I discovered this site when reading an article on Huffington Post by David Katz, M.D., Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. He reminds us that “we truly are what we eat.” As a doctor he has seen many retirees who, upon retiring, have a wonderful nest egg but not the health to enjoy it. At this point health really is wealth.
The following statement he makes should make us all think at this moment how we view (and value) our own riches ~ “We value money (i.e., wealth) before we have it, while we have it and if ever we had it. We want it if we can’t get it. It’s a crime when someone takes it from us. We fight to keep it. Health is more important, but most of us — and our society at large — value it only after it’s lost”.
I feel so fortunate that I chose a path of prevention as I reached my fifties and began to experience some serious health issues. Choosing a healthier lifestyle (which included a better diet, whole food supplements, exercise, and in general, a healthier attitude towards health) changed my life. It’s great to know that there is a website out there that promotes all of this. I highly recommend it to everyone who believes “health is wealth!”