There are a few different perspectives that you can take when it comes to being or staying healthy. One is that other people are in charge of telling you what to do. The other is that you can become and remain healthy on your own terms. If you have chosen to try to appreciate your own perspective and context, there are several different benefits that you consider.
Without someone else egging you on to do what they want you to do, what do these benefits end up being? First of all, you can personalize your diet and exercise plans. Second, you can avoid the legal system as it associates with medical procedures for fixing health. Third, it’s a way to keep your insurance costs down. And fourth, staying healthy on your own terms improves your standard of living as you define it.
Personalizing Your Diet and Exercise Plans
Nobody knows your body and mind as well as you do. If you choose to stay healthy, that means you have to check in with your body and know your own signs and symptoms of being in the right place versus being in the wrong place. Recognize what suggested nutrition plans give you as far as information goes, and then learn to customize it on the meal by meal basis as necessary. If you come up with their own food plans for your lifestyle in your body, that’s much better than trying to have someone else do it for you without knowing all the details of your life.
Avoiding the Legal System
If you stay healthy on your own, then you can avoid legal and medical expenses down the road. You can avoid the cost of surgery because you didn’t take care of yourself. You can avoid malpractice suits because you had to go to a hospital for a condition and someone made a mistake. You can avoid having to fight over theoretical circumstances that you weren’t doing the best for yourself at some given point in time so why should the world at large try to fix you.
Keeping Insurance Costs Down
Another reason you want to stay healthy on your own terms is to keep insurance costs down. If you look at the expense of health insurance, the less fit you are, the more you’re going to end up having to pay. By keeping yourself in the best condition possible, you give yourself the best chance to keep your costs low.
Improving Your Standard of Living
Ultimately, if you want to improve your standard of living without outside influence, then your measure of health is going to be a pillar of that decision. Eat right. Exercise right. Avoid risky behaviors. Do what feels right for your body and not what feels right for someone else’s version of you. This is the way that you can find your own sense of balance with the world at large.