What Does Your Health Really Cost?
There is no figure that can correctly quantify what your health is currently worth, but we can put a figure on what it might cost you in the future.
“Hospital costs averaged $3,949 per day and each hospital stay cost an average of $15,734. Those are alarming figures, especially for families with limited budgets or no insurance. It is not surprising that 60% of all bankruptcies are related to medical expenses.” With that said, your well-being is crucial but just as important is your financial health. So if you’re thinking, “insurance will take care of me if something were to happen”, or “everyone gets sick eventually so I’m not gonna worry about my health” mentality then you’re only setting yourself up to fail. Your health is part of your wealth, for if you’re too sick to go to work then you can’t make money and where does that leave you? Where does that leave your loved ones and their financial security?
Health care is always going to be expensive in the U.S. but saving on your healthcare expenses can be as easy as taking steps to better equip you for a healthier and more substantial lifestyle. Here are 4 steps you can start taking now to improve your health and current well-being, saving you money in the future with fewer hospital visits and a more satisfying life:
Find a diet that helps you stick to a low carb lifestyle, too many carbs lead to obesity. Eat more greens, so we recommend the KETO diet with a preference for adding lots of greens and low carb snacks.
Increase your cardio activity, whether it’s just a light 30-minute walk around the neighborhood or at the park, let’s get that body moving.
Less stress is always Best. Try to implement ways to destress or if possible remove the stressors in your life. Stress increases cortisol levels and high cortisol levels can be detrimental to your well-being.
Medical care is by far the most expensive costs Americans face on annual bases. So much so that “U.S. health care spending grew in 2018, reaching $3.6 trillion or $11,172 per person.” and is only expected to grow at an average rate of about 5% annually. At that cost, each American could essentially pay the monthly cost of a $200,000 thirty-year mortgage loan. So what would you rather be saving up for, a nice new home you could retire in, or your future hospital visits? The choice is yours, and it comes with the choices you make today and into your future.
So take the steps now so that you can save money, live a more satisfying life, and make your future self proud!