Active vs Passive Wellness

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In every stage of life, and certainly in a fulfilling and joyful retirement, a healthy mind and body are right up there in importance with financial health.

Most people would agree that without our physical health, the size of our nest egg really doesn’t matter.

Margaret Wittkopp of Veritas Financial Services recently shared some information regarding the major differences between “Active” and “Passive” management of our investment funds. Along the same theme, there are significant contrasts between active and passive management of our physical health.

Medical bills are the biggest cause of US bankrupties (as reported by CNBC & others)…

…so we are wise to take an Active role in managing our current and long-term personal wellness plan.

We’ll continue to cover more details about being proactive in ALL aspects of wellness — i.e. 360 Wellness — in future posts.

In the meantime, spend a few minutes thinking about — better yet writing down — your thoughts about these questions:

1) What is your desired health & wellness level now, and well into your retirement years? 

In other words, what’s your desired wellness vision?

What does that look like to you? What level of physical & emotional health would support your desired activities, travel (or not), community involvement, fun with family/friends? Your level of enjoyment and fulfillment?

Describe how that plays out into a typical day, week, month or year.

2) Are the choices you currently make regarding your physical and emotional health in alignment with your desired wellness vision? 

You know… your habits. The stuff you do every day. Things you eat or don’t eat, whether you exercise or not, if you get enough sleep, if you effectively manage stress.

If not, what small or large changes can you begin making TODAY?

It’s never too early to begin proactively managing your health or to take it to the next level. And if you haven’t ever thought about it and you’re wondering if it’s too late to make a difference, starting NOW is better than beginning tomorrow or next year. 🙂

As always, reach out if I can be of help.

Enjoy the 360 Wellness Edge, and choose to make it a great day in ALL areas of life!


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