HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE
If you didn’t realize there was a connection between a healthy bank account and healthy body, join the club -- or read “Age-Proof: Living Longer Without Running out of Money or Breaking a Hip,” which argues that the same principles, strategies, and tactics used to help achieve good health can improve your financial picture. To put it more boldly, as the book does in chapters alternating between the two themes: Without health, you cannot have long-term wealth. And without financial success, stability, and peace of mind, long-term health will also elude you.
That’s in large part because when we’re stressed about money or debt, it eats away at our health. And when health issues cost a fortune, well, there goes all the money. “Focusing on just health or just money is not enough. ... One without the other won’t be successful,” said Jean Chatzky, an NBC “Today” show finance expert who wrote “Age-Proof” with Dr. Mike Roizen, chief wellness officer for the Cleveland Clinic. Here’s a look at some of the steps the book offers for becoming healthier and more financially successful.