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Worried about how healthy living will affect your finances?
Being health conscious can take a toll on your bank account. Today's contributed post addresses how to stay healthy on a budget.
Living a healthy lifestyle is something we should all think about doing if we want to have a high quality of life. However, many people don’t do this, or do it for all the wrong reasons.
Focusing on living healthily should be considered a lifestyle change, and not something you should plan to do short term.
Wanting to improve the way you look is fine, but you should also focus on the way you feel and the other great benefits that living healthily can have on your life.
In fact, living a healthy lifestyle can be the best decision you’ll make for your finances.
Want to know how healthy living and your finances go hand in hand? Read on to find out to start living healthy today.
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Healthy living will usually mean you have less brain fog. You enjoy more clarity, and can make decisions far better. This means making better spending decisions overall. When you’re getting plenty of sleep, eating the right foods, staying hydrated, and perhaps even getting some exercise, you should find that you feel like a brand new person and making great decisions comes naturally to you.
Insurance is a must, whether you're looking at car insurance or health insurance. Taking care of your health means better insurance rates overall. Insurance won’t protect you from horrendous 18 wheeler accidents, but it’s crucial if you want peace of mind. If you do get into an accident, you’ll still get a pay out as you should, as well as any compensation you are entitled to.
Think of all of the money spent on things like excessive drinking and smoking. Smoking costs around $9,200 per year for a pack a day smokers. Just think of how long all of that money took you to earn. Is it really worth the life energy you’ve put in to work just to smoke it all away?
Then there are the medical bills you may have to pay if you pick up a smoking related illness or disease.
When you live healthily, you’ll be able to work for longer, or perhaps even take on a second job once you’ve retired. The idea of retirement is nice, but some people tend to get bored, and some even love their work so much that they want to work for as long as possible. You can continue working and earning providing you keep yourself healthy.
Money can cause stress for many people, and stress can lead to things like high blood pressure and heart disease. By figuring out ways you can keep working, and even looking into passive income ideas, you can reduce your stress levels. By figuring out anything else that tends to stress you out, you’ll be able to reduce those triggers and avoid bad stress-led purchase decisions, too.
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