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exercise vs earning money you choose

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exercise vs earning money you choose

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” 

-Henry David Thoreau, American poet, and philosopher 

All of us have heard the old English saying, “health is wealth”. As we all know this is true as without good health everything fails into comparison. Now in-depth researches by international institutions have said that exercising is more uplifting for the soul as compared to earning well. Sounds farfetched?

Yet there is scientific evidence to back this up. The results published in the renowned medical journey The Lancet was based on a rigorous study of physical activity and emotional moods of around a million-odd American nationals. The study concluded that exercising does indeed as a mood booster. What do you think? 

Exercising for 30-60 minutes a day at least 5 times a week is ideal. The idea is to get your heart pumping by indulging in cardio exercises of your choice (jogging, running, cycling, treadmill at the gym, etc). This is the ideal way to lose weight and boost happy hormones. These happy hormones are known scientifically as serotonin contributes to your well-being and happiness. This kind of “feel good” factor is not replicated by earning megabucks, driving a fancy car, sporting an expensive watch, spraying designer cologne, or traveling business class on flights. 

However, if you earn well it does give you a sense of peace and can tide over difficult days and you can do a lot for others who are needy or unwell. So, there are two sides to this con as usual. 

The study showed that people who exercised regularly seemed as happy as those who earned $25000 or more per year. However, a word of caution. Please don’t overdo exercise. There is a limit to everything. There is no point in ending up with fatigue or stress to your muscles and bones. Everything in moderation is ideal and that applies to all aspects of life. 

We asked this question of “exercise versus money” to a few people and here are the responses. Soniya Chettri of Poona said “This is a tough one to answer. I feel that I am happier after I have gone to a mall and bought clothes, as compared to running and getting all sweaty”. Gurgaon based exporter Sachin Kapoor begs to differ. Having lost lots of weight due to an intensive diet and exercise regimen, he says he has never felt happier than now. He looks forward to his daily exercise plan, feels lighter, happier, and is more confident of himself.

So here you can see two opposite reactions on this topic. This is indeed a personal preference. If you get your inner happiness/satisfaction through the acquisition of goods and products so be it. If you get yours by feeling fit, looking good, and being overall healthy, then so be it. There is no one size that fits all. Why don’t you try it out for yourself and let us know the results of your experiment? Hopefully, you would be able to come to a decision yourself.

About the Author

RS Maan

Maan joined Salesforce Ecosystem in 2008 with entry of Salesforce in APAC region. He worked on many of the underlying Salesforce Products & it’s functionality, including Heroku, Chatbots, and Einstein before leading Codleo Consulting - Leading Partner of & In his spare time, he immerses himself in travel, books and spirituality.

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