Why people consider health and wellbeing a less-important priority?
There are several reasons why people
consider health and well being a less-important priority than other things in
life. Most people around the world are so busy in their life that they don’t
want to think about their health and wellness when they know that it is
deteriorating. They don’t have time to follow a balanced diet or include an
exercise regimen in their busy work schedule. They don't have to do home workouts or go to a gym. They don't consider buying a good health insurance and they don't have time to spend with their family to give them mental peace.
Health Versus Wealth
If a person is given two options, one to meet a client so that he can get more work and earn more money and other to go to a yoga fitness center and do some exercises for well being, what he will do, he will choose the first option and discard the latter. This is because he thinks that his health is less important than his money. He thinks that if he has money, he can overcome anything in life. This was just about money. There are several other things which become an obstacle in a person’s considering health and well being and some of them are:
A person has a small family having a wife and two kids. Family members are four and income is limited. What the person will do. He will stop going for a morning walk outside and instead of that will put his mind into increasing his income through other sources.
There are some people in the society who are always indulged in helping other people like social welfare people, old age home assistants, senior health caretakers, etc. who do not have time for their own life, especially health and wellness. They have a motive in life to help others which is a very good thing but they don’t know that by doing this, they are taking chances with their own health. Having meals at infrequent intervals, skipping meals, no rest and exercise leads them to live a miserable life.
There are also several people around us who don’t have any social responsibilities, earn a handsome amount of money, have little family responsibilities but still they do not consider health and well being just because they are filled with procrastination. These people have an urge to look after their health but their thoughts do not materialize.
You must have seen a few people around you who are always having their drinks and smoking cigarettes and when you will tell them that these habits are deteriorating your health, then they will say, “I don’t worry about this”. This casual attitude towards life leads them towards bad health and diseased body in the future.
So above were just a few reasons why people sometimes
consider health and wellbeing a less-important priority. I know that
procrastination and casual attitude are two stupid reasons but still people
keep on doing this and are playing with their lives. According to me, health
and wellness should be the top most priority for anyone’s life because if there
is health, there is wealth, friends, and other things and if health is
deteriorated, then there is no meaning of other things in life. Even your money
cannot do anything for you when you have some fatal disease, so the best way to live a fruitful life is by making health your number 1 priority and investing time in doing yoga poses like pranayamas, regular stretching and strengthening exercise, start following a nutritious and balanced diet, having your meals on time, buying a good health insurance that can cover most critical illnesses, enjoying leisure time with family and friends to freshen up your mind, etc.
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