Exercise Your Way to $2,500?

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Anna Cummins and Belle for a walk at bellevue park cougar mountain
Anna Cummins and Belle for a walk at Bellevue’s Cougar Mountain. Putting some money into the health bank Gold Medal Health style!

Ever thought that you would only exercise if someone said they would pay you to do so?  Well, how does $2,500 a year sound for starters?  All that would be required would be 30 minutes of moderate exercise for 5 days a week.  Want to get going on a 30 minute walk yet?

As Reported in the New York Times

New York Times journalist Gretchen Reynolds reported in September of 2016,

“For people still struggling to make time for exercise, a new study offers a strong incentive: You’ll save $2,500 a year.  The savings, a result of reduced medical costs, don’t require much effort to accrue – just 30 minutes of walking five days a week is enough.  The findings come from an analysis of 26,239 men and women, published today in the Journal of the American heart Association.”

“They looked at how much each person had spent on health care in 2012 and whether being physically active had changed that outlay. (moderate activity for 30 minutes five times a week).  It turned out that it had, substantially.  On average, someone who met the exercise guidelines paid $2,500 less in annual health care expenses related to heart disease than someone who did not walk or otherwise move for 30 minutes five times per week.  “

Just the beginning

And that was just on savings related to heart disease!  Just think of the savings if this were to be studied as association as  it relates to happiness, productivity, cancer, stroke and so many other costs.  We hope sharing this article helps some who are reluctant to get moving toward Gold Medal Health now consider the possibility that not living their ideal 100 Year Lifestyle may be costing them money.

Exercise is only one piece of living a true 100 Year Lifestyle.  To truly be have optimum health, one must have all areas of fitNESS in view: Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure.  Take these words as encouragement if you are already taking your health seriously and into your health bank.  You will be ready to take a draw when you need to in 20, 40, 50 years or beyond.

An analysis of more than 26,000 men and women found that a little exercise can result in big savings on medical bills. 

Cummins Chiropractic & Wellness is proud to be a 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Clinic serving Bellevue and beyond with our best chiropractic care.  Our goal is to bring you to gold medal health so you can live vibrantly from your first breath of life to your last. 

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