It’s no secret that healthcare costs have skyrocketed in recent years. It’s a complicated scenario that involves many issues, including the high cost of sophisticated medical testing, the high cost of end of life care as the general populace lives ever longer– and the shared cost of the many uninsured people in the United States. All of this adds up to a difficult financial situation—and the social impact of these rising costs is indeed formidable.
Rising healthcare costs have forced many families to take a hard look at their family budget and where their money is going. As healthcare eats up more and more of a family’s monthly income—it’s crucial to find ways to save on healthcare before those costs use up funds needed to cover other basic expenses.
While people everywhere are tightening their belts in response to the situation, some people are beginning to take a closer look at ways they can stay healthy and avoid the emotional and financial expense of landing in a doctor’s office, except for routine checkups.
How can people stay healthy and avoid unnecessary medical problems? Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet are two key ingredients in wellness. Eating a diet that’s low in saturated fats and high in vitamin and fiber-packed fruits and vegetables is also a critical factor in staying healthy.
In addition to diet and exercise, many people who once would only consider treatment by a traditional medical doctor are now learning the advantages of alternative therapies like acupuncture and Chinese herbs for healing, in lieu of medication.
Here at Credit Union Place, we support lifestyle choices that are healthy for the body and for your financial life. Check in with us here at www.incuplace.org for suggestions on how to keep your whole financial picture healthy and whole.