Many of you have made your health a priority if you are
reading this blog. However, there are
many more of you that are still contemplating making positive changes to your
lifestyle, perhaps you just don't know where to start. One of the comments that I hear frequently is that it is too
expensive to join a gym or work with a personal trainer. I completely
understand in this economy that we want to be cautious of how we spend our
money. However, I want to make a few
cost comparisons and break down these costs for you.On average, many gyms charge around $40 per month for a
membership. Personal training can cost from $25 to $40 per session. That may sound
expensive. However, most of us do not
think twice at buying a carryout pizza once a week. The average cost per month for a carry out
pizza is $48 if you order one pizza per week.
Perhaps a sit-down restaurant is more your style. Expect to spend a minimum of $30 per week for
two people to eat out. Average cost per
month, $120.To get a little more serious, let’s look at the cost of
medications for high cholesterol. One
medication sells for $75 for a 30 day supply.
It is easy to spend at least $100 per month on prescriptions for many
conditions which are preventable through exercise and a healthy diet. I am not saying these medications are bad or
one should not take them if needed.
However, they are costly.$40 per month for a gym membership or $25 to improve your health with a personal trainer does not sound like much
when looking at these cost comparisons.
Better yet, exercise doesn’t have to cost anything. Simple exercises such as walking or doing
bodyweight exercises in your home are free and can benefit your body and your
health. You will pay for your health one way or another. You will either pay high insurance and medical costs, or pay for a healthier lifestyle. Make wise decisions and invest
in your health.