Shannon's health and fitness blog

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?

I guess you can choose to invest now by buying fresh, healthy foods or you can pay for it later in medical costs.


March 24, 2011 - Posted by | Food, Health | , , , ,

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