October has begun which for many people means food. Halloween candy is just the start of the weight gain season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, followed by Christmas and all of the delicious home cooked food that comes with it. That’s why now is a great time to start a diet and exercise program, so you can enjoy the holidays without the guilt.
And if that’s not enough, you can take motivation from knowing that when you work hard to be in shape, you’re saving a lot of money in the process. Now everyone knows that the healthy stuff at the grocery store costs a little bit more, right? However, in the long run being in shape reduces risk of disease, gives you more energy, and a longer life. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, here’s a few ways being in shape saves you money that you may not have considered, courtesy of Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions.
For those of us who find themselves going up and down a clothing size every six months, you know the cost of new clothing can really start to add up. By adhering to an exercise and sensible diet routine, you can keep your weight and clothing size consistent which means you’ll be able to wear those $40 blue jeans longer.
Adults aged 18-64 who participate in regular physical activity will decrease their risk of chronic health conditions greatly. Everything from heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure will be kept at bay which means less money spent at the pharmacy, but did you know increased activity level is also linked to better sleep habits, which saves you money on sleep aids and headache medication?
Grocery Store Woes
Now as I said earlier, everyone knows the healthy food costs more than the junk right? What you don’t consider is that when you eat healthy over junk food, you’re likely to eat less. So while it’s true one box of cookies costs less than the bag of fresh spinach, let’s be honest. You’re not just getting one box. Opting the healthy way not only makes the food you get better, but you’ll eat less and avoid that groggy, bloated feel. Developing good eating habits will also make you less likely to make those late night trips to the fast food restaurant on the corner, that really add up to a lot of cash.
Bottom line being healthy can improve your life in ways you may have never considered. At Barnes Bariatric Surgical Solutions, Dr. Barnes has long helped patients in the Dallas and Fort Worth area fight obesity. For more information visit http://www.barnesweightlossurgery.com or call 214.506.2660 to schedule a free consultation.