October 6, 2015
You may not realize it, but living a healthier life can actually save you a good deal of money. Not only will you save on the things you are spending your money on, but you will also save money on the cost of doctor visits. Who doesn’t want to save money, and maybe even extend the length of their life?
Here are a few ways that you can get healthier and save money while you’re at it!
Cut Out The Bad Habits
Bad habits can be extremely expensive. Smoking and drinking don’t just cost you money when you buy your cigarettes and your alcohol, but it also costs you extra when you end up in the hospital with cancer or liver disease. When you decide to quit it also costs you money, between nicotine patches and alcohol addiction treatment.
Even worse, if you are addicted to one of the numerous illegal drugs that are out there you can spend thousands of dollars trying to kill yourself with them, and then thousands more getting help to get over your addiction.
Eat Fresher Foods
Eating healthier food options is a great way to change your health. What you put into your body really does determine your overall health. If you spend most of your time eating fast food and snacking on junk food you are hurting your heart, your teeth, and you may be on your way to obesity.
When you start to eat healthier you’ll find you crave snacks much less, which means you’ll spend less money on junk food. You’ll get more vitamins naturally if you are eating fresher foods, and getting your fruits and vegetables. Vitamins work to make your heart healthier, and more.
If you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs then you will less likely have vitamin deficiencies, you’ll fight off the common cold faster, and you might even start to lose some of the weight you gained on your junk food diet.
Exercise is probably one of the best ways to save money, and if you do it with these other tips you’ll increase your lifespan! Not only will you spend less money on medical bills, but you’ll also have more energy. That means less sick days, so you’ll get better paychecks too.
Fitness is a great way to beat stress, it can increase your happiness (it releases the feel good hormones in your brain), and it helps decrease your waistline.
Saving money by being healthy not only pads your pocket book, and makes your employer happy when you’re not skipping work days because you’re sick, but it also can get you out of the house more. Join a gym and you just might put some of that extra money to good use.