Meghan Steckowski, Nutritionist & Certified Wellness Coach
Director of Client Services and Health Promotion
Most of us agree that we want to be healthy and wealthy, but when it comes to planning for the future, we don’t treat our health and wealth the same. We tend to focus on saving and trying to make smart financial decisions that will give us and our families a better future. What if we gave the same attention and focus to our health? What if we could do both?
Can eating healthy SAVE you money?
Yes, it can! One of the best things you can do to increase your health is to eat nutritious foods. Being healthy means you won’t have multiple medication expenses; prescribed or over the counter. Being healthy also means fewer doctor visits; put all those saved copayments in the bank for a rainy day or a college fund. Staying healthy can also keep you at work; save those sick days or paid time off for a sunny vacation. A relaxing break lowers your stress and being with family or friends creates lasting memories.
Even though fast food can seem like an affordable option, a home cooked meal can cost anywhere from two to six times less and typically has at least half the calories. So, if you are looking for some extra cash – let your grocery shopping do the work for you. Grocery shopping and home cooking are good for your wallet and your waist!
Eating well is a good preventative health measure. Cutting down on soda and sugary foods by having vegetables and foods high in fiber can help you achieve a healthy weight. At a healthy weight, you have a lower risk of having diabetes, heart conditions and there is less stress on your joints- maybe avoiding a costly knee surgery. A healthy diet can’t prevent all illness but it is one lifestyle choice we get to make daily for a healthy and wealthy future.
Let’s eat well for a happy, healthy and wealthy today and tomorrow!