Would you like to lower your medical costs the easy way? Just eat right and exercise regularly. That’s one of the results from a recent study.
Of the top 10 costliest medical conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, many are chronic conditions that have one or more lifestyle components. This means that they can be caused or made much worse by lifestyle choices we make each day. Medical conditions that make the top 10 list include heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease, hypertension and diabetes. All of these are directly affected by what and how much we eat.
The total cost of these top 10 conditions is more than $60B per year! That’s a huge drain on the medical community, the insurance industry, and most importantly family budgets. By just saving a fraction of those costs, the reductions could translate into lower health insurance premiums for everyone. If you could make just a few simple changes in what, when and how much you eat, and save yourself hundreds or thousands of dollars per year, would you do it? Think about it.
When people talk about reducing medical expenses, what they really talk about is managing the costs you incur. They talk about finding good insurance, fighting to make sure you get the coverage you pay for and negotiating medical bills. All of these help, but they pale in comparison to the amount of money that could be saved by simply eating right and exercising regularly.
Remember, healthy choices you make each day can transform your family for generations! What choices will you make today?
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