Economics of Health
Look, we at Life By Design, believe that the bodies natural state is healthy. We believe in thriving, not just surviving. This natural state is only achieved once we provide the body with the basic requirements of life.
If you looked at a wilting plant, you wouldn’t immediately diagnose it with this or that disease. First, you’d ask what it needs; water, sunlight, nutrient rich soil. The same is true for the body- give it what it requires and you will thrive.
There is no arguing that the state of the world economy is a mess- as is the state of our health as a species. We are sicker than we’ve ever been, and its only getting worse. The one thing required for a healthy economy, is capital. Capital comes from savings. If we view this from a health perspective, capital is your quality of life, which comes from making deposits into our savings account. Those deposits come in the form of living a life that you were designed to live.
Every time you; come into West London CrossFit, get your brain/body connection turned on at GFC or the Cafe, eat a by design meal, get your much needed full nights sleep, essentially - live a life by design- you’re making deposits into your health savings account. You’re increasing your overall health capital.
Just like in business, an increase in capital will allow you to expand your opportunities. When we are talking health capital, we are taking about increasing our overall wellness. We our providing ourselves with the necessary requirements, in order to perform the process of living we all desire to achieve; a being of self-responsibility, who trusts him/herself to perform any task life may throw at them- willing or unwillingly.
This also allows us to make withdrawals from our savings account without the detrimental effects it would have on those with less health capital.
Every time you take the actions to live by design, you’re making deposits in your account. Every time you take the actions that are at odds with our design, you’re making withdrawals from your account. You cannot keep withdrawing from your savings without eventually drying up that capital. Health, just like wealth, cannot be created out of thin air- we must look at the necessary actions required- production. You have to work to produce the goods.
“The body is designed to be amazing, it’s designed to be extraordinary. What most people see as illness and disease is simply just their body not getting what is needs to get.” -Dr. Jamie Richards, Life By Design Co-Founder & CEO
“An honest man knows that he can not consume more than he has produced.” -Ayn Rand
Think about that.