Health is wealth: 5 Reasons why adopting a healthy lifestyle will save you money
"Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves", the old proverb goes, but what if we told you there's a faster way?Here are our top five tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and saving money along the way...
More steps, less petrol
Is your home within an hour of your workplace? If you live in an area where commuting by foot or bike is possible, why not take full advantage? You can get in your 10,000 recommended steps for the day — without having to watch the gas and other transportation costs pile up in your bank account. You could significantly lower your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
Ditch the cigarettes and alcohol
You can exercise all you want, but it won’t make a difference to your insides if you’re still drinking alcohol and smoking on a regular basis. As well as being a costly habit, smoking cigarettes increases the risk of several chronic health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.
Save on life insurance by keeping your weight down
Many of the big life insurance companies have very strict height and weight guidelines. Tipping the scale by a few pounds the wrong direction can cost you significantly more money.
Stop buying snacks
Spending a few pounds on a packet of crisps and a fizzy drink might not seem like very much money. However, based on average pricing you could save £8.40 a week by not buying these items every day. If you're feeling really motivated, you could put the savings towards a gym pass, instead.
Typically, home-cooked meals are better for you than restaurant meals are. For one thing, you’re likely to fix food with ingredients that are healthier than the ones used by restaurant cooks. For another, your home-prepared meals probably won’t have the gut-busting portions that many restaurants serve.