When people think of investments, they usually think of the money they have tied up in property, stocks, and bonds. Sure, these investments are important for building wealth, but what about living a long, healthy, happy life? In the latter case, your health is one of the most important investments you’ll make.
Let’s talk about how you can begin investing in your health with just a few monetary suggestions:
Sign Up For A Gym Membership – $20-$60 Dollars Per Month
Signing up for a gym membership and actually using it are two different things. You might want to put every cent you earn into your investments, and that’s admirable, but you need to put some of that cash towards your health too. If you enjoy doing home workouts, walking, or running outdoors, then that’s great. You can forget the membership.
However, if you need equipment or classes to get motivated to work out, you’re going to need to sign up. You’re also going to need to sign up for a gym you can easily get to (what if you experience car trouble?) and one that you actually enjoy visiting. Then you’ve made a sound investment. You’re not investing in your health if you find the cheapest gym membership possible and don’t end up going because you hate it.
Buy Healthy Food – Est $50 Per Week Per Person
Many people say they don’t want to buy healthy food as it’s so much more expensive than ready meals, chocolate bars, and other items that are so easily accessible. The thing with healthy food is we also have to cook it and do something with it to make it more interesting! However, you need to think of the investments in both time and money here as your ‘health tax.’
Yes, it costs more than a shopping bag full of cheap ready meals, but every fresh bag of shopping you buy is a contribution towards your health in the future. If you’re smart and you know where to shop, i.e. farmer’s markets and smaller supermarkets, you may be able to get your shopping for a super affordable price. $50 per week is just an estimate – if you have a larger family to buy for, you should be able to purchase in bulk and make savings.
Add Safety Tech To Your Car – Around $3,000
Another way to invest in your health and safety? Add safety tech to your car. This will cost a few thousand, granted, but if you fail to do this then you may need to invest the money to find an injury lawyer instead. You can’t avoid all road hazards, no matter how safely you drive. You can, however, invest in your health and safety by installing a few quality gadgets that will alert you should they sense something is not right.
These are just a few of the monetary investments you should consider making towards your health. Just like with regular investing, the sooner you start, the better! Start investing time and money now and it will pay off later on down the line. Leave your thoughts below.