Since it’s still considered to be the start of a new year, many people are likely still focused on working toward their goals or resolutions for 2018. For a large number of people, these goals are probably focused somewhere along the lines of health and money. If you have goals to improve both of these areas of your life, you’ll be glad that it’s easier than you may have thought to accomplish these goals at the same time. To show you how, here are three ways being healthy can save you money.
Pay Less For Medical
When you’re not feeling well, whether it’s a sickness you’ve just developed on a chronic illness you’re working toward overcoming, you end up paying a lot of money to get yourself back into good health. So when you have a healthy body and mind, all that money that would have been spent on medical bills or medications can now be spent on other things, or even just saved. According to William Masters, a contributor to LifeHack.org, having a healthy body saves you from things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, headaches, and so much more, meaning you don’t have to spend your time and money dealing with these issues. Additionally, your medical insurance will cost less since you’re less of a risk to insure.
Use Fewer Sick Days
While you may still have to take a sick day if you need to stay home with your sick kids or something acute knocks you down for a day or two, in general, being healthy means that you’ll have to use a fewer number of sick days at work. Depending on where you work, you may not get paid for days you don’t work while you’re sick. In other situations, you may only have a finite amount of sick time you can take. So in addition to not having to lose money by taking a sick day, Lacie Glover, a contributor to Time Money, shares that your health could also help you get future promotions by proving to your boss that you’re dedicated to coming to work and take your health and your profession seriously.
You’ll Spend Less On Food
Although many people think that eating healthy food is more expensive than eating junk food, Lia Sestric, a contributor to Go Banking Rates, shares that that’s simply not true. By choosing not to eat so much processed food and instead making your own food at home, you can save a lot of money in the long-run. And in addition to saving money, eating in this way is often a much healthier option as well, helping you to keep off the pounds and retain more of your hard-earned money, too.
If you want to save money and live better, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.