One thing that a lot of people take advantage of up until the point where they don’t have it anymore is their health. When you have a good bill of health, chances are you’ll pay little attention to it. It’s when your health begins to deteriorate that you realize how important it is to you, and by that time, for some people, it’s too late. Everyone has their choice of what they decide to splurge on, but your health is more than a splurge: it’s an investment. Here are 5 health investments you should consider splurging on:
- Health insurance: Health insurance is a very important expense. It will ensure that you get proper and prompt care in case you’re sick or injured. It can also take care of preventive measures and medications. If your employer offers a plan, you should definitely look into joining. If you do not have an employer that offers insurance, or if you’re self employed, look into your options for health care. It’s an expense you never want to be without.
- Gym membership: Your body is your temple, and you should treat it as such. A gym membership can provide you with machines to get in shape and stay fit. Gym chains like 24 Hour Fitness and Bally’s offer affordable membership fees and multiple locations. More exclusive gyms may have higher fees but can have more advanced machinery and additional amenities like a sauna or swimming pool.
- Vitamins: You probably heard your parents stress the importance of taking your vitamins when you were younger, but the same remains true when you’re an adult. Chances are, your diet is lacking in one nutrient or another, so a vitamin supplement would be a good thing to invest in. Vitamins you’re probably well versed in including Vitamin A, B6, C, D, and E but don’t forget your iron, biotin, and flaxseed. Don’t forget your antioxidants!
- Workout clothes: You can’t just workout in jeans and a t-shirt. Well, you could, but it wouldn’t allow you to maximize your workout. Look for workout clothes that have comfortable, breathable fabrics and are machine washable. Workout clothes don’t have to be expensive. When you’re comfortable exercising, you can have an even more successful workout.
- Healthy food: Unfortunately, the healthier you eat, the more expensive it costs, but it’s worth it! Fast food may be affordable financially, with value meals and dollar menus, but you can’t afford it health wise. Trans fat, excessive sugar and salt, large amounts of carbs and calories will catch up to you. Look for healthy food like organic fruits, lean cuts of meat, and whole wheat. When you start cooking at home, you’ll also realize how much money you’re saving in the long run.