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Say Goodbye to Health Insurance Claims: Exercise

aldwin sab September 16th, 2011 0 comments

Part of the fight against health-related expenses starts with you, not your health insurance.  Are you exercising on a regular basis?  Do you take your physical health seriously?  This can have an impact not only on possible health conditions, but your budget, too.

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A Great Start to Being Healthier

Living a healthy life can impact your health bills further down the line.  Sure, it’s a bit speculative, but it also has plenty of potential benefits.

Exercise can allow you to sleep better, feel better, and improve your overall mood.  These demonstrated facts are seen in those who exercise regularly.  Why not boost your mood and energy level with a nice walk, bike ride, or sport?  There are plenty of ways to do it, after all.

Make no mistake, though, there are pronounced health benefits to exercising.  Heart disease and high blood pressure are two items that exercise can address.

Absolutely, exercise can save you money on health expenses – but it can “save you” so much more than just money.

It’s Not that Tough, Time-Consuming, or Expensive

You don’t need a $1,500 home gym or an expensive membership.  Sure, there are some options that might be well worth a spot in your budget, but you have a lot of flexibility.  Take the following ideas:

  • Join a Gym: For less than $30 a month you can enjoy the full spectrum of equipment that your local gym offers.  Grab a buddy, or make a friend at their assortment of exercise classes, and you could be on your way to a healthier lifestyle.  It can be fun.
  • Sports: Other than the initial costs, you won’t spend money playing tennis at the local park with a friend, nor will you playing basketball.  Whether it’s a bike ride a few times a week, or jogging, there are plenty of options that cost nothing.
  • Join a Friend: For many types of exercise, a friend can make it more enjoyable as well as drive you to keep your schedule when life gets busy.  We saw previous examples, but there’s much more: for instance, your furry four-legged friend will certainly be up for a healthier lifestyle (it’ll be good for both of you).
  • Explore New Ideas: Perhaps you can learn how to ski on your next vacation, or mountain bike on your next road trip.  Or just try something new: a heavy bag can provide strength/cardiovascular benefits for very little upfront money.

Realise the Effects

The items in this article series might not have a direct correlation to money spent on your health – but the link is there.  Take a look at the stats for certain conditions, such as heart disease; exercising and eating healthier, for instance, in another article can lower your chances.

Don’t do it out of fear.  Exercising, as well as other items that can say goodbye to health insurance claims can make you healthier and happier.  What more could you ask?

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