Nobody likes to spend money at the doctor’s office. Health insurance premiums are a bore. But if you break your arm or get sick, you have no choice. You go to the doctor. Every American is required to carry health insurance.
But is having health insurance and going to the doctor when you are sick or hurt considered investing in your health? Not really. Having health insurance is a good start, but it is really not an investment, it is more of a protective measure. Investing in your health is living a healthy lifestyle in hopes that it will pay off by having less illnesses and being able to have a more active life as you grow older.
Most people know that exercising and eating healthy is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. But it’s not all jogging and salads. It has come to light in recent years that reducing stress and harmful chemicals from your life is very beneficial in the fight against developing and fighting autoimmune diseases. This has led to a rise in popularity of things like organic food and yoga and the whole “self care” movement.
While studies show that these things are worth it and are important, the traditional healthcare system does not usually pay for these types of services, and they can be expensive. And there are plenty of people who still consider these things “woo woo” and silly.
I’m here to tell you that I disagree with that line of thought. Healthcare will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, expense that you face in your retirement. That is a fact. While it might be hard to justify spending more on high quality groceries or paying more for skincare that doesn’t contain hormone altering chemicals, change your thinking.
You will spend a majority of your working life saving for retirement. Would you rather spend that hard earned money on buying prescription medications and paying for medical equipment? Or would you rather travel, relax, or something else of your choice that you enjoy?
If you are ready to invest in your health, but you don’t know how to make room in the budget or get started, sign up right here to attend The Unstressed Mama, a virtual workshop this coming weekend, May 15th and 16th, presented by me and four other highly skilled professionals from a wide variety of fields. During one of my segments, I’ll be talking about this very subject and how you can make it work for you.
For less than $100, you can take a huge step in the right direction of investing in your health.