Saturday, June 9, 2012

Money vs Health

If you read my Profile, it says "A Fitness Professional, (Certified Fitness Trainer ranked Among top 5 Percentile of the world from International Sports Sciences Association(ISSA), California,USA) & a Music enthusiast , who now works in Financial Services to make MONEY.."

True, I wanted to become a Fitness Trainer, which I did for some time... only to realize that I wanted to see bigger numbers in my Bank Account. So, I went on to work in Financial Services. I'm happy with the numbers now. I am also lucky to have a Boss who believes and follows " Come on Time and Leave on Time ".

So, I find time to workout for 40 -50minutes thrice a week to keep myself fit. But I see a lot of people whose Bosses "Come Late and leave late" .. or "Come early and leave late" .. or "Come whenever ,leave late" . And in the cut throat corporate environment , if your job pays you well ,your boss won't let you go home without extracting a good amount of work from you. True Story.

Hence , it's time to introspect on ,whether you have traded your health for a "Large Credit Alert" in your Bank Account at the end of every month.

Look around and you will see a lot of people with a lot of money, on the verge of being hospitalized.
Makes you wonder whats the use of making so much money at the cost of your health, when eventually all you can do with it is, check yourself into a "Deluxe Suite" of a Five Star Hospital?

Another thought that crosses my mind often is , we make money to:  
  • Eat good food
  • Wear good clothes
  • Live in a big house
  • Make our kids happy
But instead, as we make more money, What happens is.. 
  • Eat good food:  You can't enjoy delicious fun food that a healthy person would otherwise enjoy in moderation, because you have Diabetes, Heart Problems, High/Low Blood Pressure
  • Wear Good Clothes: Sure,you can buy your Louis V & Armani , but it won't look good on you because you are not in decent shape.Money down the drain. What matters is the Fit of the shirt/dress, not the brand
  • Live in a big house: So you bought yourself a pent house or a 2 storey Bungalow,only to realize you can't go to the first or the second floor, because your body refuses to climb stairs.
  • Make your kids happy: Your kids won't be happy if you cant give them a Piggyback ride around the house or if you are perpetually drained and not able to take them wherever they want to go to have fun
In a nutshell , all the money in the world is not worth earning , if it doesn't help you live a happy , healthy & a fulfilling content life.
I'm not saying one shouldn't aim to make money , because being FIT only isn't going to feed your children.
But, if you are fit, you don't have to be at the mercy of anybody/any situation in life , because your body will support you in executing whatever it is that you decide to do.

Being fit makes you Independent, Strong and Self Sufficient.Happiness comes from, being able to do what you want and your body supporting you in your decision to do that.

You think Sky diving will make you happy. Go ahead and do it. And before you do it thank yourself for keeping your body in a state where it can Sky dive, because there are a lot of people out there , who want to sky dive, but they can't because their bodies wont support them.

So , do whatever it takes to find some time for yourself, for your body, for your health and for your happiness.

To Sum up, I strongly feel, Money alone cannot make you happy. What you do with that money ,is what makes you happy. And without being fit you cannot do Everything you want to do with your money!




  1. bravo..!! are any of the bosses ( other than bhushan's) reading this.. and will they pl make their employees " Come on Time and Leave on Time "...

  2. Health is wealth . . If you do not have good health how would you live a strong life .. you have to spend all your money to cure your self !!

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    1. True Edward! If you're not in good health , you can't live life to the fullest :)

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