A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research really put a point on the saying, "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise". The study found that people who were in the top 20 percentile for health in their 50's... retired with three times the wealth of the bottom 20 percentile for health.
The study also found that the healthiest people spent down their wealth at a much slower pace. It's pretty easy to figure out the reason why - being sick costs lots of money. This is pretty self-evident, BUT... do we really treat our health as the wealth making tool it can be?
Next time we look at our financial statements, maybe we should do it on the treadmill!