Those who are in good health earn more money in life
I’ve written a lot about the rich habits of eating less and eating healthy because I found in my study of the rich habits that’s what most self-made rich people do.
According to my research, self-made wealthy people exercised almost every day, moderated the amount of food they ate, and when they ate, they ate healthy, for the most part.
When it comes to eating less, my research indicates that the sweet spot for men is consuming no more than 1,900 calories to 2,200 calories per day. For women, it is between 1,600 and 1,900 calories per day.
Many self-proclaimed millionaires in my study said eating less helped improve their health, energy, and longevity, allowing them to work into their late 60s and accumulate more wealth.
Since completing my study, I have been on a kind of research quest to find independent studies that support the claims made by my self-made millionaires Rich Habits Study.
The following is some of the third-party research that I have uncovered.
CALERIE is a 2-year study on the health effects of reducing the amount of food you eat each day. In this study, 218 people were divided into two groups.
Group #1 ate whatever they wanted. Group #2 reduced their calories by 12%.
Group #2 saw a 10% reduction in overall body weight. Group #2 was able to maintain this weight loss for 2 years (the duration of the study).
Group #2 saw a 4% reduction in blood pressure, a 6% reduction in cholesterol, and a 47% reduction in C-reactive protein, a protein that causes heart disease.
The conclusion of this study was that eating less reduced chronic disease, increased energy and increased your life expectancy.
In another study by Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute, he found that cutting daily calories by 34-54% reduced blood sugar and IGF-1, a growth hormone.
Reduced blood sugar levels are associated with a reduced risk of type II diabetes.
Reduced levels of IGF-1 extend the lifespan of your body’s cells.
In this study, they also discovered that eating too much protein can dramatically increase the incidence of cancer by 400%.
The conclusion of this study was that eating lessandeating healthy reduces chronic disease and increases your life expectancy.
The main thing to remember here is to eat less and eat well. If you eat well and limit your calorie intake, you will live longer and healthier. A longer, healthier life increases your chances of realizing your dreams and achieving your goals.
As one of the self-made millionaires in my study said, “It’s hard to make money sitting in a hospital bed.”
It is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve your dreams and achieve your goals if you have a chronic illness.
Be healthy, your wealth depends on it.
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Tom Corley is an accountant, financial planner, lecturer and author of the books “Wealthy Habits: Daily Success Habits of Wealthy People” and “RichKids: How to raise our children to be happy and successful in life“. Corley’s work has appeared on CNN, USA Today, The Huffington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, and numerous other outlets and podcasts in the United States and 27 other countries. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider and CNBC.