We would like you to think hard about your lifestyle choices and what they are costing you. No matter what you suffer from—neuropathy, diabetes, back pain, obesity, etc.—your poor health is an ongoing condition that depletes your resources over time. We understand money is tight, but that doesn’t mean you should forgo a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle will save you much more in the long run and greatly decrease your risk for becoming chronically, deathly ill!
A European study, involving over 23,000 Germans, showed that the cumulative effects of not smoking, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight, reduced the risk of diabetes by 93%, the risk of heart disease by 81%, and the risk of all cancers by 36%! If you fail to improve upon your lifestyle in these areas, your health will roll downhill and may even spiral out of control. For example, if you suffer from neuropathy and you don’t start cutting back on inflammatory foods like sugar, you may continue to drain your body of energy, damage your nerves, decrease your mobility, and increase your likelihood for becoming depressed and obese. Your poorly-functioning circulatory system may burden your heart and shed years off your life. Poor health is a rough and endless road. Nothing will change unless you decide to go another way. Read on to find out how much this road will cost you financially!
Obesity Will Cost You!
Chronic diseases are very expensive—and especially if you rough roadhave to pay to treat them for the rest of your life. Obesity has been named a cause for at least 20 different diseases and conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neuropathy. The treatment of obesity-related diseases costs the US around $147 billion annually; double what it was a decade ago. According to a George Washington University study, it costs an obese woman $4,870 more per year to live in America than a woman of healthy weight. It costs an obese man $2,646 per year. As you can see, a healthy weight will lower your health risks and save you money!
Drugs Will Cost You!
Spending in the US for prescription drugs was $259.1 billion in 2010, and is expected to double over the next decade. The number of drugs prescribed per person greatly increases with age. It doesn’t help that the drug industry shamelessly promotes their products as solutions when most always they are only helping you treat symptoms and bide your time. Those who suffer from one or more chronic conditions may face up to $1000 in out-of-pocket expenses annually just to treat symptoms. All in all, in the long run, you will be better off spending your money at the grocery store, rather than at the pharmacy.
Surgery Will Cost You!
Too often, patients are told surgery is their best and only option to stop their pain and/or lose weight. However, if they do their homework, they realize the odds that their pain or weight will simply melt away after surgery are not good, and there may even be dangerous side effects! On top of all that, the expenses are troublesome. Gastric bypass surgery, for example, costs nearly $30,000 to perform! Out-of-pocket expenses for back surgery have been known to reach over $16,000! Obviously, surgery has its place; but, remember, lifestyle changes, not surgery, are the true key to healthy, long-lasting pain relief and weight loss.
Nursing Homes Will Cost You!
In the last five years, the annual cost of living in a private nursing home has soared 24% from $67,527 to $83,950, according to Genworth’s 2013 Cost of Care Survey. Even assisted living facilities, which cost less, but don’t offer the same level of care, are increasing in price. The sad truth is, when the time comes, you may struggle to pay for the care you need. The best gift you can give yourself is to take preventative measures against poor health and chronic disease now. Lifestyle changes will help you become healthy enough to die in your own home! At this point, you cannot afford to not take care of yourself.
What Can You Do?
We would like to recommend a revolutionary treatment: take care of yourself! Make an effort to form a healthy lifestyle now, and your body (and your wallet) will thank you later. Imagine all the treatments, rehabilitation, therapies, surgeries, drugs, and more that will be deemed unnecessary if you start NOW. Also, don’t be afraid to seek help. Doing a lifestyle-adapting program like those we offer at Lighthouse Pain Relief will not only help you find great relief, it will save you money as well! Start your journey on the road to relief!
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