Healthy saves money

I’ve often heard how people believe that it’s expensive to keep healthy. And this is true to some extent. Getting fresh healthy food is sometimes more expensive than takeaways, buying vitamins are expensive and joining a gym, for example, could be expensive.

These aren’t the only ways to keep healthy and if you find the affordable alternatives like buying from a farmer’s market, getting active by playing outside with your kids and letting them take part in the extra murals at school that’s included in the school fees, you can actually save a lot.

Even if being healthy costs you money, in the long run it’s actually more affordable than being unhealthy. These are the things that will cost you money if you don’t put in the effort to keep your family healthy:

  • Visits to the doctor/paediatrician. Even when you have a medical aid there might be an amount that you have to pay. Taking leave to stay with your sick kids or take them to doctor might also cost you in the long run. 
  • Absences at school might mean that your child has to catch up on missed work by attending extra classes or getting a tutor.
  • Preventing behavioural difficulties: research shows that a healthy diet can make a big difference to behaviour and learning difficulties. Click here to read about how the right food is like brain fuel. 
  • Obesity can lead to physical injuries and health risks that require chronic medication.
Save in the long run by being healthy now!