Living a healthy lifestyle is easy to say, yet it's hard to implement. It may seem easy because all you need is a bit of motivation. But the hardest part is staying committed. Now, if you think committing to your fitness routine is hard, wait until you have to add healthy food to your diet.
You probably already know that a regular exercise routine has been shown to give a wide range of benefits, including weight loss, prevention of chronic diseases and long-term illnesses, and longer lifespan. In case you still have doubts, check out Sun Life Indonesia’s brand ambassadors, Ibnu Jamil and Kelly Tandiono. Both of them always look fit and younger than their actual age.
As an Instagram influencer with more than 100,000 followers, Kelly wants to inspire as many people as she possibly can to make healthier life choices. The model, who is also known as a triathlon athlete, admitted that she got asked a lot about her healthy habits. Wanting to create a positive change, Kelly never hesitates to give some health advice or share exercise tips.
On the other hand, Ibnu often posts pictures of him running or playing soccer to show his morethan 500,000 Instagram followers that exercise is fun. He also believes his posts can encourage others to be physically active.
Live longer and happier
A healthy lifestyle is not a new thing for Kelly. Her parents had taught her about healthy living by maintaining her food intake and physical activity level. And after seeing her sickly grandfathers died at a relatively young age, she came to realize that we can’t buy good health, no matter how much money we have.
Meanwhile, Ibnu chose to live an active lifestyle because he doesn’t want to be a burden to his family in the future. It has always been his dream to spend his old days doing something meaningful, like joining a marathon, gathering with family and friends, traveling to other countries, and climbing mountains without any medical equipment, such as wheelchair.
Investing for the future
To Ibnu, having a healthy lifestyle is another way of investing for your future. He believes a lifetime of regular exercise can slow down the aging process. That’s why he sees exercise as a necessity and health as a main priority. He also considers flat abs and muscle gain are just bonuses.
Similar to Ibnu’s statement, Kelly believes that physical health is just as important as financial health. Looking back on what happened to her grandfather, she thinks every person needs to invest in both health and insurance.
Both Ibnu and Kelly agree that happiness is not defined by how much money you possess, but by your quality of life. That’s why you need to start investing in health and insurance.