Physically Fit = Financially Fit

How much will a loco moco, mac salad and diet coke cost you? What do you say…7 or 8 bucks?

Well if you make it a habit, it will cost you much, much more than that in doctor bills and medication over time.

You see, part of being financially fit is keeping your body physically fit.

According to a report by USDA, medical costs as a result of obesity-related problems could be $10,000 higher than for those who are at a healthy weight.

These serious problems include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, diabetes and heart disease, just to name a few.

But here is the good news: Your medical costs could be reduced by $2,200 to $5,300 by achieving a 10-percent reduction in your body weight, according to the report.

My hope is that by attaching a dollar figure to your health… in this case a whopping $10,000… that this could be the motivating factor you need.

To help you to get up, get exercising and make eating right a normal part of your life.

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