Taking Care of Your Health Makes Sense, and It Can Also Save You Dollars
Here’s a fabulous guest post, written by blogger Phillip Carr, in the vein of How to Lose Weight and Gain Money by Vivien Schapera and Drew Logan.
For most of us, our main objectives in life are to build our wealth and maintain our health. Unfortunately, we get caught up in the idea that keeping up with our wellness goals means depleting our savings. This simply isn’t true, and living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice every spare dime. In fact, your decision to be healthy can save (and even make) you money.
Today, Crystal Healing Techniques opens up a conversation that can help you master these two important aspects of your life.
How Health Equals Wealth
There are many ways that keeping tabs on your physical and mental wellness can help you save money. Among these:
- Cooking at home is cheaper than fast food. It’s easy to get lured into the drive-through with the promise of a five-dollar meal. But, the truth is that cooking at home is almost always less expensive than buying food out.
- You’ll pay lower insurance premiums. Insurance premiums are based on many different factors, from your lifestyle to your BMI. According to Value Penguin, there are five tiers. These are: preferred plus, preferred, standard plus, standard, and table. If you are overweight, you are likely to get a table or standard rate, which comes with a more expensive monthly premium.
- Exercise is free. Exercise is a great way to spend time with your friends and family, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. It’s easy enough to go hiking, biking, and swimming without ever pulling out your wallet.
- You can profit from your experience. Once you learn how to manage your health and make a transformation in your own life, you may be able to start making money by starting your own health-based business. Take a course in crystal healing, open a yoga studio, or teach online nutrition classes. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you establish your LLC business structure so that you can file your taxes easier without overpaying the IRS. You also want to use a free invoice template to help you get paid quickly and for the right amounts. Make sure that you use your logo and branding colors on your invoices and marketing materials.
Inexpensive Health Habits
There are many different ways that you can change your habits to enhance your health. Other ideas include:
- Take care of your teeth. Everything you put into your body goes through your mouth. Take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily. Not only will proper oral care reduce the amount of bacteria that goes into your bloodstream, but keeping your teeth in top shape can also keep you from spending money (up to $1800 or more) on restorative dental services.
- Make tranquility a priority. Tranquility doesn’t have to mean meditating on a beach (although if you have a beach close by, go for it!). But, you should prioritize your own personal peace. Eliminate negative influences, and cut toxic people from your life.
- See your doctor for an annual checkup. Nobody really wants to have to visit their healthcare provider. However, popping in once each year can save you from more appointments throughout your lifetime. According to the Center for Adult Medicine & Preventive Care, your physical exam will evaluate everything from your appearance and vital signs to providing gender-specific examinations, such as a Pap smear or prostate cancer screening.
- Don’t believe everything you read. The internet makes it easy to access information at any given time. However, steer clear of e-commerce sites trying to sell you their products if you’re looking for information about a specific health condition. Your best bet for reliable information is either a .gov site or a website that links to an organization that specifically targets the condition. If you come across something that doesn’t sound quite right or insist that the only way to “treat” a specific issue is by using the website’s products, that’s a good sign that it’s time to seek guidance elsewhere.
- Plant a garden. Planting a garden not only gets you outside to enjoy the fresh air (which is a healthy habit in itself), but it also gives you access to healthy foods. Spend some time researching the cost to seed and sow your favorite vegetables, and you may just find that you can save hundreds of dollars on produce throughout the growing season.
- Change your snack habits. How often do you snack during the day? If you’re like most of us, probably at least a few times. While there’s nothing wrong with eating for sustained energy throughout the day, pay attention to what you’re putting on your plate. Instead of a candy bar, which can have 215 or more calories, opt for a sweet treat in the form of a fruit. Bananas are very filling and only contain around 105 calories.
Your healthy habits can do more than save time at the doctor’s office. You may be able to save money or even earn an income as you put the work toward getting yourself healthy. Regardless of your motives, know that you can take control of your health without letting go of your wealth.
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