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O/T: Health Does wealth help health and longevity?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by RichieG, Oct 9, 2018.

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    How important is health and does it come down to wealth?

    We all like reading MJ's works and I assume we are all hear for one reason. To make money fast. However, this may take 1,5,10 years. Just think of the stories we have heard from current millys and billys. " When i started off I ate jam sandwiches, pasta, spam,59 cents hamburgers etc etc ( anyything cheap and not necessary nutritious )

    In this time what are we dooing to our bodies. The question I am asking is should we always take care of our bodies or wait till we have wealth.

    So the question I have is: Is organic food the way forward for all families? No growth hormones, less pesticides and bred more naturally. ( I have read reports about the differences between organic and standard meat/veg and the "experts" say and majority/reports say no real difference. We are getting taller and fatter ( the latter due to diet ) but if they are injecting growth hormones into meat and spraying veg and fruit for pesticides surely this sh&t is no good for us in the long term?

    If someone is going to be wealthy surely we want to stack things in our favour and live as long as possible? Stuff can happen which you can't predict but surely you want to stack the chips in your pile?

    For a family of 5 our organic food bill is $900 per month.
     
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    For me personaly healt its one of top priorities,what can you do if you are not healty? You know what they say: " sick man has only one wish". Eating healty food, cooking and training are part of my life for 6 years now. Sometimes, I have to admit it's hard to keep up when you have a lot to do, but not impossible.

    To anybody outhere : PLEASE COOK you are going to save tone of money, have more energy, be healthier and its more delicious. Also you are going to feel proud of yourself.
     
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    Health is my top priority and and my career will be build around this topic. It's hard to measure the effect of low quality food and lack of exercise while you are young, but long term effect could strike with numerous health problems that will make you unable to create wealth. Since I started working on my first business I singnificantly reduced my spendings, but I pay serious attention to my food being healthy, organic etc. as If my health will drop, then my effort or even ability in building my business will drop too. I rather pay 20% more for food now, than after 10 or 20 years pay for medicine and doctor bills which still doesn't guarantee health.
    Exercise is as imporant as food, make sure you do atleast some basic stretching and cardio, in perfect case including some strength training as It will prevent you from injuries in the long term.
    Actually living/ eating healthy is not expensive, 1 kilo of organic oranges might cost more than non-organic, but It costs around the same as 2 liters of Fanta, will last longer and actually has beneficial nutrients. I spend literary twice less than my university classmates and I bet I eat twice more healthy.
    Anyway, rather pay that extra to keep you healthy than years or decades later pour all your money in doctors and pharmacy pockets and hope that It will help you.
    900$ per month is 180$ per person a month, do you really think that It should be lowered, that It's too much? I believe in this case don't try to reduce spending, but increase the income.
     
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    I am in your camp all day long. I was just curious to gather other people's opinions. $900 for our family high quality fuel I believe is exceptional value. $30 dollars a day - yes we cook home made food but at least we know what is in it. For $30 I guess we could get a Family KFC Bucket and a few sides each day!
     
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    Thanks for the post hijena1. It takes time, discipline and a little skill to cook your own food all the time. Its amazing how breakfast = cereal lunch = sandwich dinner = spagethhi bolognaise has at some point been one of the staples of all our lives. The sugar/carb combo we have all consumed is scary and I wish we had taken these steps earlier.

    We have been using organic for a while now and one personally I will try and educate our children with. As I believe as the world gets bigger and food will need to be "made" faster and cheaper which usually = not good.

    Do you use organic?
     
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    I really can't tell you is that a good value because i don't know what are "living costs" in your rural area, besides I live in Germany right now spending about 500€ on food for two persons.
    Well i do buy organic, because I moved from Croatia to Germany and back at home we have animals and big garden so i didnt know what organic was, only natural.
    Here its hard to find such quality and freshness but still I buy from farmers especially eggs, paying 3x the price but its worth it. There are so much Bio and Organic products right now and I dont believe that all of them are good (just do your research).
    If you can please grow your own vegetables especially if you have kids, + great skill to teach them + more money saving and its fun.
     
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    what good is being rich if you are not healthy?

    I do exercise 7 days a week without fail and make sure my diet is good, obviously im not perfect but health is darn important.

    Gotta look after your vehicle.
     

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