Today is Tax Day in the United States. Since money is at the forefront of many people’s minds and we’re not in the business of offering tax advice, we thought we’d share some interesting facts about health and money, as well as some quotes for you to use in your content marketing.
Just the Facts Ma’am
Spending to Get Well is Significantly Higher Than Spending to Stay Well. On average Americans spend just over $10,000 every year on healthcare (including insurance premiums), while they spend just under $2,000 on health and wellness (this includes supplements, fitness, and coaches).
Long Term Unhealthfulness Costs Thousands. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, being unhealthy for more than 15 years costs the average American man $4,000 in lost wages and spending on unhealthy habits every year and $110,000 in lost wages over his lifetime.
Eating Healthy Isn’t As Expensive As Rumors Have It. According to Harvard University, it would cost of the average family of four just $2,000 more every year in groceries to eat a healthful diet. By contrast, the average American spends $1,200 per year on fast food - and that’s per person…not per family.
Fad Diets are Big Business. Americans spend, on average, $60 billion per year on fad diets that don’t work and may be harmful.
“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” - Josh Billings
"So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health." - AJ Materi
"It costs money to stay healthy, but it’s even more expensive to get sick." - Unknown
“Eating healthy can cost you money. Eating unhealthy can cost you your life.” - Unknown