Your main motivation for fitness should be a longer life and improved confidence overall but you can save money by living a healthier lifestyle. For example, when you drive a car you’re increasing your obesity chances and it costs a lot for the upkeep of the car. When you ride your bike it costs less money and you can stay in shape at the same time. The same is true when you walk or take public transportation to different places. It is generally expensive to have a gym membership but when you find free ways to exercise, you save money instead.
Eating Out Eats Up Your Finances
Each time you go to a restaurant numerous times a week, the costs add up. This is especially true if you go to some of the moderate to high priced restaurants frequently. Some of the meals at those restaurants come in large portions and this means an above normal calorie intake. If you cook smaller portioned meals at home instead of eating out, you’ll save money and the food is healthier depending on what you cook.
Less Need for Weight Loss Surgeries
Some who fall in the category of morbidly obese may decide to have weight loss surgery but the problem is that their insurance companies may not cover the surgery or they may cover part of the costs. This puts the patients in debt and there are some health complications that could occur following the surgery. Those complications could cost the patients additional money. You can reduce the need for weight loss surgery by making changes to your lifestyle.
Meats Are Getting Expensive
This is not to discourage you from abandoning meat altogether but it is a known fact that it costs you more to buy meats due to rising prices. In addition, most people do not get adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables in their diets. If you’re looking for a cost effective way to live healthy, it would be a good idea to buy vegetables and fruits on sale in bulk.
Drinking Water Is Free
You can’t have a lifestyle of fitness without drinking water daily and the good news about water is that it is free. If you don’t like the taste of water add some sprinkles of fresh lemon juice and honey. You can also buy a filter to purify the tap water. This is better than soft drinks that are pricey and high in calories.
A Smoke Free Lifestyle Saves You Money
When you buy cigarettes each day, you’re spending a chunk of your income each week. It will cost you less if you quit smoking. In addition, if you quit smoking you avoid the high costs of doctor’s visits and lung cancer treatment since this cancer is caused by excess smoking.
We may not think that our unhealthy lifestyles cost us money but it can happen. When we make better choices about our health, we save money and our lives at the same time.