Can an Active Lifestyle Save You Money?
Joining Performa and spending your time on improving your physical fitness and overall health and wellness can actually save you money. It may sound too good to be true, but a physically active lifestyle with an articulated health and wellness path can save you tens of thousands of dollars over the course of your life. Before you waste another dollar on an inactive lifestyle, you should know all of the facts about what inactivity is doing to your bottom line.
- Greater risk of developing chronic disease. Chronic disease is a costly problem, often caused by inactivity and unhealthy lifestyles. High blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even anxiety and depression are linked to inactive or unhealthy lifestyles. The costs of prescription medications, doctor’s visits, and additional healthcare can add up quickly.
- Lost productivity and wages. A study done by The Physician and SportsMedicine Journal found that for each inactive person on an employer’s payroll, the additional cost in productivity, healthcare, and worker’s compensation amounts to approximately $330 per year. But if you’re the employee and not the employer, your costs might be even higher. The $330 doesn’t include lost wages from time away from work, co-pays, prescription medications, and generally low morale and malaise experienced by inactive people on a daily basis.
- Obesity costs are skyrocketing. A 2017 John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study done in 2017 indicated that the costs associated with being overweight or obese are only rising. In 2017, it was estimated that obese people that lost weight and maintained a healthy weight could save, on average, between $28,000 and $31,000 over the course of his or her lifetime. The figures were arrived at by adding the additional healthcare costs set out above to the days missed from work for chronic illness. Active people have higher rates of attendance at jobs, leading to higher wages and more financial opportunities in the work place. As costs across the board rise, it is likely that the cost of being obese will only continue to rise during your lifetime.
So what do the studies and figures above mean for you? The sooner you begin an active lifestyle and prioritize your fitness and nutrition, the more money you stand to save throughout your life. Joining Performa is not an additional expense, but rather, a down payment on your lifetime savings. Not only will you feel and perform better when you take the step to work with Performa, but you’ll save money on health care costs, and lost productivity, and even gain to earn more money during the course of your lifetime.
If you’re ready to make a physical and financial investment in yourself, call Performa today at (787)705-2009 to work with professionals that take the guess work out of a holistic approach to better health.