Healthy Living is Good Business

Helen Schifter and other health advocates have consistently called for a renewed appreciation of health and wellness in the work-force and in the business world more broadly. Only some have been receptive to these calls in ways that one can appreciate. Unfortunately, many have neglected these calls, and as such they have mostly fallen on def ears.

According to those like Helen Schifter, there is indeed a need for a greater understanding among the public, of the different reasons why health and wellness are so important. Among them is the fact that one’s health cannot be substituted for anything material or anything else.

When one observes entrepreneurs like Shalom Lamm it is clear that many in the corporate world are indeed overly fixated on the bottom line, and raising that bottom line, as opposed to caring about their own physical health in a diligent and responsible manner.

This is hardly surprising, and Shalom Lamm is surely not the first and won’t be the last entrepreneur to share these findings and insights. But there’s a deeper societal issue that needs to be explored related to this matter. Frankly, there’s a need for people to understand that career and professional development are indeed important.

But at what cost are people going to work on achieving professional and career success? At what cost, and at what sacrifice are people going to seek to change the ways in which they interact with subjects as important and indeed critical, as health and wellness.

For some, these issues aren’t viewed as importantly as by others. Indeed, this is hardly surprising. There is a philosophical issue that is indeed deep-seated and deep-rooted concerning the ways in which business people in the corporate world treat health and wellness.

But these changes – philosophical or not, have to come in an expeditious fashion. There are cultural issues that one needs to be conscious of, in order to thoroughly achieve real progress on the health and lifestyle fronts. These cultural issues are not insurmountable. Indeed, they can be hurdles that are overcome. Through grit and real, substantive effort.