exploring health as a form of wealth
Financial tax season comes around once every year. But did you know it’s tax season for your health everyday?
Here’s what I mean.
During financial tax season we examine our income, expenses, and investments to determine what taxes we’ll be responsible for paying. And if we have a good financial planner or CPA, they’re on the lookout for ways to reduce our tax bill so we don’t have to pay so much, right?
The same is true with our health. We all have health income that fills up our wellness bank account. This includes things like water, nutrients, sunlight, and fresh air. We also have health expenses which can be things like illness, injury, stress, or high blood pressure.
Our bodies are constantly trying to balance our income with our expenses so we can protect our assets. Our assets are things like a strong immune system, muscle, bone, and energy.
But it’s hard to stay healthy when there are too many expenses taxing our systems. The body has to scramble to come up with enough resources to pay the tax and repair damage. So, what could have gone toward building a robust immune system to protect us from viruses or rogue cancer cells is being spent on more immediate needs.
This over-spending adds up day after day until our healthy bodies become bankrupt. That’s when systems start to deteriorate and disease gets a foothold on your health.
So, as you spend time in the coming weeks thinking about what’s taxing your your finances, take some time to consider what could be taxing your health, too, or as I like to call it, your WELLth.
Here are 3 behaviors that could be taxing your health:
1. Too many late nights.
Sleep is when cellular repairs are made. It’s also your fasting period when your body isn't actively digesting food, so resources are freed up to do other things. Not sleeping enough can cause weight gain, hormone issues, and premature aging. Reduce your tax burden by trying to sleep 7-9 hours a night with as many of those hours before midnight as possible to stay in alignment with the bodies natural circadian rhythms.
2. Chronic stress.
Stress is one of the ‘great disruptors.’ It causes a lot of undetectable damage to the entire body. Although stress feels like a mental issue, it physically damages the body from hormones to immune functions to inflammation and weight gain. Stress is a part of our lives, but you can drop into a lower tax bracket by utilizing breathing techniques, meditation, massage, and mindset reframing.
3. Inflammatory foods.
Food is designed to fuel the body with the nutrients it needs to make repairs and provide energy. However, eating foods that cause inflammation end up causing even more damage. It’s like pouring gas on a small fire. The fire gets bigger, so it requires more resources to put it out. Lower your taxes by eating real foods like the ones in the DailyDozen app, including cruciferous vegetables, dark berries, ground flaxseed, green leafy vegetables, and organic, range free, local food as much as possible.
Consider working with a ‘wellth’ advisor (I know a good one) to lower your health taxes. My online wellness coaching program called the Wellth Academy™ is designed for smart investors who want to learn a system for earning back and maintaining their health with ease. You can learn more about it HERE.
Stevyn Guinnip, MS, CWC is a financial advisor's daughter and a 20-year veteran as an exercise physiologist and a wellness coach. She's the CEO & Wellth Advisor at Grow Wellthy™ and the creator of proprietary 12-week wellness coaching program called the Wellth Academy™. You can reach Stevyn for an application to the academy, podcast interviews, or speaking inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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