For many people, they have made getting in shape and living a healthier life a focus in 2020. While the health benefits are obvious, there are also some benefits for your wallet. Here are some ways that living healthier can also benefit your finances.
LESS SICK DAYS
The more balanced your diet is with the nutrients and vitamins you need, the healthier you are likely to be. This means less missed days from work and fewer trips to the doctor, which will help you save time and money.
When living a healthier lifestyle, including diet and exercise, you are more likely to be productive during the day. So, while that donut or coffee may give you a burst of energy in the moment, chances are you’ll become sluggish and tired as the effects start to wear off. The more productive you are at work, the higher performer you’ll be, putting you in a good position for promotions and raises down the line.
Taking better care of yourself means you are a less risk candidate from an insurance perspective. This means that some insurance plans may lower your premium when you start living a healthier lifestyle.
Meal planning and bringing lunch to work is not only a great way to be healthier, but also to save money. When you meal plan, you know exactly what you are putting into your body each day and can resist the temptation to stop at the drive-thru on the way home.