World Savings Day is celebrated on the 30th of October to promote individuals saving their money. Started in 1924, the day is dedicated to spreading awareness about saving money in a bank rather than keeping it under the mattress. This theme for 2020 is “When you save a bit, big things follow”.
The COVID19 pandemic has changed so much all around the world. It has become all the more important to take care of ourselves and our money. With jobs threatened globally, and the risk of a shaky economy – it is essential to take money matters into our hands and save wisely.
However, the deadly virus has shown us something far more critical to invest in – our health. People with certain underlying conditions are more likely to be severely affected by the virus. 80% of COVID19 patients have a vitamin D deficiency.
Why invest in health?
There have been multiple studies which show that patients with:
- Chronic kidney disease,
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies,
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2),
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2),
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. There is also mixed evidence that those with asthma, Cerebrovascular disease, and hypertension may also be at an increased risk of severe illness due to the coronavirus.
This pandemic has shown us that negligence in the past towards our health – both mental and physical is bound to have dire consequences in unimaginable ways. The risk associated with these serious diseases is far higher, and the expenses of medical bills in such emergencies can cause an immense financial burden on you and your family.
A stitch in time saves nine.
When we invest in our health regularly, we will not have to face dire consequences down the line. Regular check-ups and doctor visits might seem like a stretch, but this pandemic has proven that these seemingly little steps can help prevent severe medical conditions. As psychologist Anne Wilson Schaef said, “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account”.
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