Promoting a healthy lifestyle is always important whether it’s to live a better life yourself or provide an example for your family. However, an investment in your health can also turn into a surprising saving. Here are three investments you can make today to start living a healthier life and saving a little money.
Taking a “Step” in the Right Direction
Having a fitness band or even a fitness app can help motivate you to maintain healthy goals and can even turn them into friendly competitions between friends or family. Trying to one-up you brother-in-law with how many steps they can record on a Fitbit not only keep you moving, but it can also be a way to bond. Plus, you can find an app that helps you make money while keeping you accountable (like PACT or DietBet) or can support your favorite charity (Charity Miles).
What Are You Putting into Your Body?
Getting healthy is a lot more than just exercising and sweating everything out of your body. It is also about what you are putting INTO your body. While organic foods can be a bit pricier, especially in stores like Whole Foods, they will give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy in the long run. If you want to save money though, consider starting a small family or community garden. This way, you can have a fun, educational way to get healthy food throughout the year.
Keeping Up with Body Maintenance
The most important thing to remember when investing in your health is keeping up your body maintenance. After all, if your car needs to go to the mechanic every few months, why doesn’t your body have to? Maintaining regular visits with your primary doctor, dentist, or chiropractor can save you hundreds by keeping your body in tip-top shape. Ignore that maintenance, and you could be looking at hundreds or thousands in specialist and hospital bills if things take a turn for the worst.
It’s simple: eating healthy, exercising, and even washing your hands are all easy ways to keep your immune system in top shape and decreases the likelihood of having to go expensive doctor appointments when you’re sick.