Surprising Financial Benefits of Losing Weight
If you’re one of the many people who made a resolution to not only lose weight but make more money in 2014, this should give you that extra shove you need to make it happen.
Would you believe that losing weight actually leads to financial benefits? It’s true. Check out how:
- Lower Medical Bills– Overweight people spend an extra $346 per year on direct and indirect medical costs. And, if you’re overweight, you’re looking at between $807 and $2,845 in extra medical costs per year.
- Higher Income– While this is completely sexist, being overweight affects salary for women. A study in 2011 found that overweight women earn an average of $5,826, or 15%, less each year than women who aren’t overweight.
- Lower Fuel and Transportation Costs– Bet you never really thought about this, but if you’re heavy, it takes more fuel to move your body around. Fuel efficiency improves 2% for every 100 pounds you take out of your car.