• Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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Stay active, avoid expensive medical bills


The World Health Orga n i sat i o n (WHO) say physically active people save about $500 (NGN80,000) annually in healthcare expenses. With recent trends of shrinking economies and increase job loss worldwide every penny counts.

Staying physically fit does not only reduce stress but also saves cash. Equally having an active lifestyle has also been linked with a decreased chance of developing chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis.

Eating smarter, exercising more, and making wise lifestyle changes, can possibly save thousands of naira yearly on medical bills and extend your lifespan by five to seven years.

Exercise can help you save money, increase your lifespan, and improve your quality of life. If a pill could deliver on even half of these promises, it would be priceless, says Steve Vernon, health consultant.

You don’t need Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers to eat healthy. “Simply eat out less as most outdoor food contain more fatty ingredients like cheeses, cream based sauces, and butter than necessary”, say Erik Folgate, health expert.

According to him breakfast full of fibre and protein. Oatmeal and eggs have a lot of fibre and protein, plus they are cheap to make. They will also keep you full until lunch

Folgate also advise against supplements, according to him they might help you lose weight quick and stay healthy, but once you get off them, it’s easy to quickly gain the weight back.

Any amount of exercise helps, but more is better exercise could also include heavy housecleaning to brisk walking to gardening. For the aged she suggests smaller, intense bursts rather than a full hour at a time.

Just like an engine that seizes up after months or years of non-use, the human body, with no structured exercise, will grow old and begin to malfunction before it’s time.

Experts say the age range of the any population who do not exercise regularly, are setting themselves up for an expensive future. Whether it is the development of lifestyle-type diseases, the insidious onset of obesity, deterioration of muscles and joints, or repeated viral or bacterial illness, the associated costs will slowly mount up and alarm you.

Regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Instead of spending money on diet club memberships and meal replacements, go for a bike ride or a brisk walk. That way you can lose the pounds and keep your cash say, health experts.

While subscribing to an expensive gym for a routine exercise, it is advisable you run outdoors and use shape magazines as guides.