People have different preferences towards available life options. Same is true for the statement "health is wealth". What exactly is it? A simple preference that signifies health is superior to wealth? Or is a comprehensive statement that reflects health and wealth are linked with each other, systemically and dynamically?
Health is a comprehensive concept, it includes physical strength, mental power and spiritual-wellness of a person. On the other hand, wealth is the richness of a person ie abundance of money and worldly items. "Health is Wealth" is a simple statement but its meaning is so fabulous when deeply thought. People now a days refer the statement as when a person is healthy, he is capable of making wealth. On the contrary, if one is not healthy he / she can not work productively, and hence will not be able to generate income for independent living. This explanation is true but the deep meaning of this claim can be understood by the words of Virgil: "The greatest wealth is health." Mr. Virgil is trying to enlighten the concept that the greatest wealth is health, not money or worldly items. There is nothing more valuable in our life than having a good health.
Patrick Meagher said: "Some people are so poor, all they have is money." Nowadays people are influenced by wealth improperly that they do not even care about their health, the greatest wealth. They do not understand that without health there is no real happiness and enviable success. A person with poor health is unable to enjoy the pleasures of life. I think such people are foolish enough because they do not care about their health. Our first priority should be maintain our health in the best way.
There are multiple methods and practices by which a person can stay healthy; Spending time in natural environment ie visiting parks and gardens. Physical exercise is also essential eg morning walks, playing sports, etc., it keeps a person smart and healthy. Water is the cure for all types of illness, so drink water to stay healthy and fit. Eating a balanced diet keeps people away from different illness and diseases. It is said that: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." Abandon unhealthy practices and habits eg smoking, drinking and taking drugs because it harms internal parts of our body. Always be optimistic and cheerful because: "Laughter / smile is the best medicine." On the contrary, an unhappy person is more prone to fatigue and other illness.
Remember, living a healthy life can be the greatest gift you can give yourself because one can not enjoy life if he / she is unhealthy. In addition, we must not harm our health by running madly behind wealth. I would like to conclude my essay on the nice words of Mae West: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."