The miserable media likes to portray being healthy as something reserved for wealthy people with a lot of time on their hands. They tell the rest of us that we’re just poor and that there’s nothing we can do about our well-being. Society is working against us, they say.
But is any of that disempowering rubbish worth listening to? We’d argue that it’s not.
That’s because being healthy is one of the best things that you can do for your finances. Wellness-promoting habits save you money in both the short-run and long-run. And they also make life so much more worthwhile.
Here are some of the reasons why being healthy is a route to wealth.
Exercising Regularly Lowers Your Medical Bills
Think about how much money people spend on medical bills every year. Even if you use public health services, you’re constantly having to shell out for various devices to make you feel better or special ointments to put on your skin. Your body isn’t working, and you feel like your only option is to find some technological solution.
Exercise, however, is a form of preventative medicine. It stops you from having to go down that route in the first place. A brisk walk in the morning sunshine keeps the body supple. And, better yet, it’s totally free. If you’re still having trouble with movement, go and see a chiropractor. The money you’ll save in the long-run is astounding.
Eating Well Means Less Money Spent On Junk
Think for a moment about how much money you spend on junk food every week. If you’re like a lot of people, it’s actually more than on regular groceries.
Junk might seem inexpensive say, compared to a restaurant meal. But there are loads of healthy foods out there, like beans, which cost next to nothing. These aren’t expensive foods. So you don’t have to earn five-figures a month to afford them.
Being Healthy Lets You Save On Life Insurance
Being healthy is also a great way to save on your life insurance. The more healthy habits you have, the less you’ll pay. So if you do get hit by the proverbial bus, it won’t cost you a fortune to protect the future income of your family.
Did you know that if you are an insulin-dependent diabetic, that your life insurance premium rates are higher than for someone who is not reliant on insulin to treat their diabetes? It is less too if you are diabetic but not dependent on insulin. So taking control of your health does matter.
Maintaining A Consistent Weight Lets You Spend Less On Clothes
Most people follow yo yo diets. They go from skinny to large back to skinny again and then repeat the cycle throughout their lives until they exhaust their bodies.
The amount they wind up spending on clothes, therefore, is enormous. They need a new dress for every season because last year’s no longer fit.
Bad Habits Cost A Lot Of Money
Some bad health habits, such as insisting on eating steak every night or smoking cost a lot of money. You could be spending upwards of £100 a week, just on things that damage your body and deprive you of your future.
Kicking these habits isn’t easy. But your bank balance will thank you for it. You could save thousands of pounds a year and be able to afford things that truly matter like experiences to help you relax and rejuvenate yourself.
Keeping within your budget and not splurging on bad habits help you to be able to afford well-deserved holidays too! Now think about that!