By now, each and every one of us has heard every reason under the sun as to why exercise is so important.
“You’ll look great!”
“You’ll feel amazing!”
“You’ll live longer!”
Yes, we’ve heard them all. While each of these is an amazing reason to get started, there might still be some of you out there who just aren’t convinced yet. Or perhaps you were inspired and went out and bought a gym pass, some fancy new running shoes, and even a matching headband! But when that alarm rings in the morning shouting at you to wake up for your first gym session, you hit snooze. You hit snooze until that alarm just gives up and goes home.
Sure, the aforementioned reasons are more than enough to get you started, but maybe they’re not enough to keep you going. Perhaps you need some different motivation, like money!
“Wait, are you saying you’re going to pay me to work out?!”
Well no, not exactly. BUT, I will tell you exactly how valuable regular exercise can be not only to your physical well-being, but your financial one as well.
- Your insurance premiums will go down.
- Regular exercise and nutritious eating habits will do wonders for your body. This can lead to better cardiovascular health, which means you won’t fall prey to the common health conditions that drive health insurance costs up. Several studies have shown that those who partake in a healthy lifestyle have fewer hospital stays and doctors’ visits. Chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes can cost a person thousands of dollars a year in medical bills, even with Diabetes can run a person up to $6,000 per year, while heart disease can cost a person over $1,000,000 over their lifetime. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I can think of better things to spend that money on. The good news is, is that both of these diseases are preventable and even treatable by healthy habits including daily exercise.
- Your employer will thank you.
- The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reported that those who work out at least three times a week are more productive at work and take fewer sick days than their less active counterparts. This means your wallet won’t take such a hit from illness-induced lost wages. Additionally, the same study found that those who exercised regularly were more likely to get a promotion and/or raise at their jobs, which is probably due to the fact that one’s productivity inevitably increases when they’re in good health. Exercise improves mental alertness, emotional well-being, and critical thinking skills, all of which are invaluable characteristics to career success.
- You’ll save money on eating out.
- The wonderful thing about fitness is that it often leads to adopting other healthy habits, such as eating better. Cooking at home and prepping your meals ahead of time is one of the best things you can do for your health journey. Not only can you control what goes in your food, but you can also control your portion sizes ahead of time to avoid overeating. A family of four can save up thousands of dollars a year by simply opting to eat in instead going to that restaurant or fast food joint. Want to learn more about some awesome, money-saving, health-boosting nutrition? We have our very own nutrition program that is designed to do exactly that!
There are a multitude of benefits associated with beginning a regular exercise regimen, but if an extended lifespan and better quality of life hasn’t quite convinced you, let the dollars speak for themselves. Need help getting started? Don’t ever think you need to go it alone. Let us help you reach your goals! If you would like to discuss your goals in greater detail, please fill out the form below to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.