Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Financial Impacts of Your Health

I ran into one of the graduates of the January Weight Loss Challenge, and she shared with me that when she and her husband got their blood work done for their life insurance policies, her cholesterol and triglycerides had fallens substantially. She was no longer considered "High Risk" and their insurance premiums were going to fall. Although she was pleased with the weight she lost in the program, it had not occurred to her that she would be saving money for her family by losing weight and eating more healthfully. I think that sometimes we forget about how much being overweight "costs" us. Maybe we wouldn't have to take statins or high blood pressure meds or insulin, just by losing weight (which is the case for many obese Americans.) I would be interested in hearing from you about meds you were able to give up after you lost weight.

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