Investing in your Health
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the healthiest female eaters spent 24% more on groceries, but had lower rates of angina, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
Anyone who has even tried to eat healthy foods knows that it costs more. Unfortunately, healthy foods are more expensive than the unhealthy stuff. This is a problem that needs to be changed, so that a healthier lifestyle is accessible to everyone. However consider this- a number of studies show that the cost of obesity is $4879 a year for women and $2646 a year for men. These costs were attributed to higher medical bills, sick days, lost productivity, and wage differences. I wonder if they even factored in the increase in health insurance. When you consider the unnecessary years of lost life and the cost of being obese, is living a healthy lifestyle really that expensive?
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