Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Hidden Financial Benefits of Staying Healthy and Fit

Financial Benefits of Staying Healthy and Fit

I'm sure that most of you would agree that investing in your health and fitness can generate some pretty lucrative rewards.

I mean, we all know that exercise is good for the population right =), but what most people don't know is that it can have some financial benefits too!

Here are some some financial benefits to staying healthy and fit:

Let's talk about health care here. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, people who workout on a regular basis (at least 3 times per week) are more productive at work than those who don't. People who live the fitness lifestyle also miss fewer workdays, according to the same study. So it's a no brainer that the less work days that you miss, the more opportunity you have to earn income, as well as workplace advancement. Another study from from the Journal of Labor Research found that men who workout regularly can expect to make 6% more than their sedentary counterparts, on average. If you're a woman, the pay is even higher: Fit Chics can make 10% more on average!

If you're not already working out, that's ok, it doesn't have to cost that much to begin.

I know that some employers will pay some of their employees to workout as part of workout wellness initiatives. Check this out, IBM offers cash to their employees who meet certain fitness goals. And we all know Google right? Companies like Google and Zappos offer free fitness facilities to their employees so that they can save on the cost of gym memberships. If you are working under a company who doesn't currently offer wellness benefits, that may soon change with the Under the Affordable Care Act, which employers can receive grants to get one started.

Some employers have contracts with gyms to offer them discounted memberships, and some work with Personal Trainers or anyone in the fitness industry who can offer wellness activities. I have many friends who have asked me to create challenges for their office employees, and it's a win win! As a Beachbody Coach, I can benefit from helping a big group of people and get financially rewarded, while the company wins big by having happy and healthier employees who will perform better, which in turn will yield higher profits for their business.

If your workplace does not offer any fitness incentives, then you may want to check with your health insurance provider. Most health care insurers offer some type of fitness benefit for members. For example, United Healthcare offers reimbursements of $20 per month who use one of many participating gyms, while Blue Cross Blue Shield has worked out a deal fro $25 memberships at 8,000 gyms nationwide.

On the other hand, skipping the gym might just be the biggest money saver! Why pay gym fees when you can workout at home or at the park? Some people enjoy the gym, I know I do, but I know that there are a bunch of people who prefer working out in the privacy of their own home. There are many places online that offer free workouts such as Grokker and BodyRock. But just remember, it's not all about the workout, it's more about the nutrition.

Beachbody on Demand is coming soon. The cool thing about this online total fitness program is that it will be available for anyone, anytime, and anywhere you have an internet connection. You can workout at home, the gym, the park and reap the rewards with saving on gym memberships, personal trainer fees, and gasoline =). On top of that, you will have a FREE Coach to help you along the way....ME! =) If you're close to some of your co-workers, you can even set up challenges with the people you work with, I can help you. Or maybe start a workplace running and walking club. Who knows, your boss may even reward you for it!

Stay active my friends!

****Are you interested in finding a way to earn income with your health and fitness passion? Are you tired of working for a BOSS? Would you rather have total control of your own life? Click here to find out more on becoming a Beachbody Coach. When you are ready, I will share all of my coaching and earning secrets with you. Click here now!

Start Your Fitness Journey Today - Free Coaching from Me!

No comments:

Post a Comment