Being healthier has many benefits. One additional benefit you may not think about is that it can actually boost your bank account. Here are five ways to add health and money to your life.
1. Eating at home
While eating out or grabbing takeout seems convenient and easy, eating out costs more money than eating at home. Eating out too often can lead to unhealthy bodies and habits. Often, the foods we tend to order at restaurants contain more salt and fat than food we would prepare at home. We are unable to control the ingredients that go into food prepared by others and portion size tends to be larger which causes us to overeat.
So, what can we do to eat at home and save money? Consider these tips to stop eating out and start eating at home. By making a plan and a few changes, you are on your way to better overall physical health and a healthier wallet.
2. Drinking more water
Water is good for us and is available at no cost at most places. If you typically spend money on other drinks, you’re paying for things your body doesn’t need. Soda, alcoholic beverages, and energy drinks contain calories and excess sugar which can lead to weight gain and other health issues. Ordering water instead of opting for a more expensive and less healthy option will save significantly over time.
3. Less expensive medical bills
Unhealthy living leads to an increased number of doctor visits. You are more likely to avoid diseases and medications by maintaining a healthy weight and being more active. You may also save on life insurance by living a healthier lifestyle. Avoid long-term health issues and unnecessary doctor visits.
4. Exercises can be an inexpensive hobby
Exercise impacts our overall emotional, mental, and physical health.
- Exercise regulates stress and anxiety.
- It increases production of endorphins which make us happy.
- It aids in weight loss and maintaining healthy body functions.
- It’s good for our bones.
- It can reduce the risk for chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease.
- It can even help us sleep better.
Plus, there are many exercise hobbies you can pick up for free or low cost. Options include swimming, biking, walking, running, joining a local gym for a small fee, or doing online workouts at home. Even a small investment for a type of exercise you will stick with and enjoy is worth it when it comes to avoiding long term health expenses.
5. Healthy hobbies can be free
There are many hobbies that are healthier for your overall health and can be free or inexpensive. Anytime you use your brain to learn new things or your body to move, it’s going to increase your overall health.
- Playing sports
Adopt a new healthy habit or two and save money now and in the future with long term overall health.
“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.”-Steve Maraboli