Or so they say. Let’s look into this today and see how health is directly proportional to wealth. A headache costs about 150 Naira and a few hours of work time to get rid of. A migraine costs even more and take days or weeks to get over. A minor operation like a hernia or an appendix surgery, will take weeks of recuperating and loads of money. A major operation like heart surgery takes months of being on a waiting list, gathering millions of naira and months of rest, just to work at a lower strength capacity as you used to work before.
For every time we neglect our body and do things to cause self harm, we unknowingly are piling up health debts for the future. As often as we service our gadgets before they break down, our bodies require constant checkups. A trip to the doctor’s office once a month can save us from a lifetime of medical bills and stress, especially when you don’t have medical insurance. As much as it may be hard to begin, living and eating right is beneficial to us in the long run. The Nigerian food chart is made up of easily accessible foods high in carbohydrates, starch and sugar, which aren’t good for our health also considering the fact that a lot of Nigerians do not exercise regularly. So, cutting down on these things, no matter how sweet they are, will be beneficial to you in the long run.
A stitch in time saves nine, as is said and it’s better to prevent certain ailments from attacking your body than waiting for your body to break down and rack up hospital bills in the process. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, rest properly and go for regular checkups. It’s easy to ignore little signs and put off trips to the hospital but at the end of the day, is it really worth it? Have a lovely, healthy day.