I’m investing in my health. Unless an entire medical profession is lying to us, things like losing weight, getting more exercise and eating more nutritional food will increase our odds by a long shot of avoiding expensive health issues. Diabetes would require insulin and a highly specialized diet – what would that cost us? Stressing out causes high blood pressure and can lead to depression or stress-leave from work – what are the lost wages?
So I’m investing money in my health and wellness. I’m buying snowshoes and will use them regularly. I signed up at the local racquet club and take their Nia and Spin classes. I subscribe to Prevention magazine. I go ahead and buy lots of produce despite the fact that it may go bad before I use it, because I want to be in the fridge for me when I’m smart enough to include it in my meals.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather spend the money now and live to a good old age than have to start dealing with the long term effects of being overweight and out of shape.
So if you need to hear it, here goes: Go ahead and spend money on your health and wellness. It’s an investment unlike any other.
Readers – it’s been a while since I heard from you! What’s the best health/fitness item you’ve spent money on?