Want to Save Money on Healthcare? Shed Some Pounds.
Obesity rates continued to climb in the past year with 23 U.S. states reporting adults in their states are fatter now than they were a year ago, according to an article in Reuters. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis and other conditions causing you to go to the doctor more often.
Many companies are implementing “wellness” programs to help their employees take better care of themselves which reduces doctor visits and prescriptions for health problems. Many insurance companies will also pay for all or part of your gym membership if you want to start an exercising program. Check with your benefits department to see if your company has a wellness program.
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