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How Improving Our Health Can Save Us Some Money

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Easy ways how getting healthy may save us some cash.

While most of us strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to keep up with it.  However, the knowledge that staying healthy will save us money is often enough to keep us dedicated.  But how exactly does improving our health result in monetary savings? Here’s what we’d like to suggest about health, wellness, and cost savings.

Lower Medical Costs

Obviously, getting healthy will save us money when it comes to medical costs.  When we make an effort to eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, be aware of our stress levels, we are likely reducing our chances of getting sick or developing a serious medical condition.  Naturally, this allows us to save on doctor’s visits, medication, and the related costs of being sick.

Less Eating Out

To eat healthier, many of us make an effort to cook more of our meals at home.  This allows us to save a ton of money because we eat out less frequently.  Cooking at home not only allows us to control what goes into our food, but it also helps us keep the cost of feeding our families down as well. Even when we choose the more expensive organic, free range, hormone free alternatives, in general, we’re still saving money over restaurant foods and making healthier dining options with less fat and calories.

Cheaper Insurance

The healthier we are, the cheaper our health insurance rates maybe.  Because health insurance premiums are partially based on our susceptibility to major health conditions, injuries, and illnesses, insurance providers oftenuse our current state of health to determine our rates. Because healthy individuals are less likely to require medical attention, it’s likely that health insurance companies may offer us lower coverage rates.  So, by improving our health, we may lower the cost of our health insurance significantly.

Additionally, the less we seek medical attention, the fewer the co-pays and deductibles get involved, which is a savings in and of itself.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we get healthy and start saving some money. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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