Most people realize the importance of good health only after they fall ill. The illness may force the person to stop working altogether. Even in minor illnesses, an ill person continuously feels the pain and suffering until the health condition has been treated properly. You do not want to suffer any health problems, but if you fail to take care of yourself, you are bound to fall ill. It is an old saying that health equals wealth, and it still holds true. It is an eternal fact that will remain forever true for human beings.
How health equals wealth?
When you are ill, you have to take leave from your work or business. There is not much problem if it is a small health issue and you are in a job. All employers offer to leave on health grounds to their employees. However, if you suffer a debilitating health issue, it can be a big problem.
You may lose your job. If you are a business owner, you just cannot afford to fall ill for a long period. If you keep your store or business closed for long periods of time you are going to see a loss in sales volume. The biggest problem you will face is a loss of customers and clients. It will be very difficult to reestablish your business to the earlier successful level. Whether you are in a job or business, your poor health condition will result in direct financial losses.
It affects your earnings
Your illness is a concern not only for you but also for your family members. An infectious disease can easily spread within family members and force everyone to seek medical treatments. If you fall severally ill, other members of the family have to take leave from their work to take care of you.
They cannot continue that way very long, or they risk losing their job or business. If your poor health condition continues for long, your family members will suffer mental agony and depression. Both you and your family members cannot enjoy the life with reduced earnings and expensive treatments.
The cost of medications, treatments, therapies and aftercare support services can be prohibitively expensive. Even when you are under health insurance coverage, you may have to spend a large sum of money on your treatments. Your health insurance coverage may not cover all types of treatments or all stages of treatment for an illness.
Avoid falling ill. Adopt healthy living lifestyle or you will lose your wealth easily. Even if you do not lose it completely, you will see a substantial loss of your income and savings. Take proactive steps and maintain your health to retain the wealth.