5 Ways That Healthy Lifestyle Choices Will Save You Money

by Leon on March 2, 2013

how being healthy will save you moneyStaying healthy in the world today, for many of us, is not an easy task. Temptations are everywhere. Billboards and TV commercials tantalize us with all the vices that bring us immediate pleasure and long term health problems. Not only are these things bad for our health, they bleed away our hard earned money as well. Making healthy lifestyle choices will lead to a happier life, and can save you money in these ways as well.

Cut Down Transportation Costs
Many of us drive to work every morning, a habit that is as unhealthy as it is expensive. The cost of gasoline has been rising for years, and it is not expected to go down any time soon. Insurance expenses are also higher for drivers who spend more time on the road. Taking a walk to the train station in the morning, or riding a bicycle to work, can improve your health by introducing regular exercise into your days, and can save money on your transportation costs as well.

Reduce Your Grocery Expenses
Many of our refrigerators are stocked with prepared meals and convenience foods. Our lives are hectic and there are never enough hours in the day, so a five minute dinner is practically irresistible. However, foods like this are loaded with preservatives, offer less nutrition than fresh cooked meals, and drive up your grocery expenses. Making time in your day to cook from raw ingredients will help promote a healthy life, and it will save money as well.

Spend Less Time Away From Work
Healthy lifestyle choices will keep you on top of your game when others fall behind. If you keep your diet rich in nutritious foods and exercise daily, you’ll save money by spending less time away from work. In the long run, you’ll use less sick leave, stay productive, and regularly show the kind of dedication that leads to promotions and bonuses. Anything from a simple cold or a more serious health condition could be keeping you out of work, but a healthy lifestyle will reduce the likelihood of these problems and let you keep working.

Make Fewer Trips to the Doctor
Healthcare is expensive, and if you’re making regular trips to the doctor you’re going to wind up spending a lot of money. A few health-conscious lifestyle choices will keep you out of the doctor’s office and help you save money as a result. Whether you’re drinking protein shakes for weight loss or committing to a regular exercise regimen, choosing to be healthy will save money by cutting down on your healthcare needs,

Eliminate Money Draining Habits
We all have our bad habits, but some of them are killing our bank accounts as well as our good health. If you smoke cigarettes, consume lots of caffeine, or over-indulge in alcohol, you’re going to degrade your health and drain your wallet at the same time. Choosing to kick these habits is a great way to improve your health and save money at the same time. It may be difficult at first, but commitment to good health will make you happier in the long run.

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter March 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Great post. I completely agree. Being proactive about your health is one of the best money decisions one can make. Plus life has a greater quality. I am a big health nut. I like knowing that I am looking after my body well. It makes me feel good.

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