Committing to your own health and wellness requires a lot of hard work and dedication. But, we’re here to tell you it’s all worth it and can even SAVE you time, effort and money in the long run!
Have you ever heard of the saying “health is wealth”? Essentially, this popular saying quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson is stating that without our health, we have nothing! Health is our biggest wealth in life. A healthy body includes not only physical health, but mental, emotional and social health as well.
If you’re neglecting your health, then you may end up paying for it down the road. Investing in living a healthy lifestyle can bring so many positives to your life. Consider these reasons for making an investment in your health:
- Healthcare benefits – Americans spend twice as much on healthcare as they did in the 80’s, roughly $5,000 per person in 2018 (includes inflation). Our society operates on the philosophy that we wait until something breaks before we do anything about it. Preventative care is rarely covered by insurance and is simply not a common practice in the medical industry in the United States. However, being physically active is one of the best ways you can take control of your health and operate on the offense rather than the defense. Not only does exercise help you lose weight, but it also helps lower your risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes (and helps you avoid the doctor’s office too!).
- Less sick days! Yay! – Exercise can be your best defense against illness! It is absolutely crucial to stay active during flu season. Exercise increases blood flow and this process helps rid our body of toxins. Increased blood flow also helps with antibody and white blood cell production which are important for helping us fight off infections. Even as little as 20 minutes of walking a few days a week can help your immune system be at its best. Plus, less work days missed means more money in your pockets!
- Save money on pharmaceuticals! – If you’re maintaining a healthier lifestyle, chances are you’re saving money on pharmaceutical medications! You’ll have a much lower risk of developing common health conditions that require over the counter medications to manage or treat your symptoms. The average American spends roughly $1200 a year on prescription drugs, so it’s worth proactively managing your health to bring those costs down.
When you have your health, you’ve got it all. Investing your time, energy and money into living a healthier life will benefit your life in so many ways! Not sure how to get started? We’re here to help! Click here to contact us and one of our trainers will reach out to you. We can’t wait to help you get on track to living a healthier life!