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Monday, July 23, 2012

Weight Loss to Stay on Top of Your Budget

When tackling the topic of weight loss we are often coming at it from the physical and mental health angle. But what about your wallet health? Did you know that losing weight can also help you save money and suffer from less financial stress?

According to research conducted at George Washington University, obesity is not just bad for your physical and emotional health-it is also costing you money. In the United States obesity costs men and women anywhere between 1500-5000 US Dollars a year in medical bills. In Australia, whether you have Medicare or private insurance someone is handling these costs be it you personally or taxpayers and rising obesity makes it increasingly difficult to sustain public healthcare. Overweight people have more health problems that must be attended to medically and this can also cost their employers since they need to miss work on account of their health. You may even notice our private health insurance is being increased on a regular basis and while this will be covering other expenses too, much of it is for obesity related illnesses.

Since losing weight is about protecting your body, losing weight will also protect your wallet because it will lower either your personal medical expenses or the taxpayer's. Of course, you may be in the best shape of your life and suddenly get sick or incur major health costs and be forced to quit your job. These things can happen to anyone no matter how healthy or unhealthy they are. But the point is, obesity is making healthcare affordability a systemic problem rather than a random occurrence. If you are taking good care of your health then chances are you or other taxpayers won't have to pay for doctors to do it for you.

The good news in all this is that every day is a new day and that means you can always start fresh and create new and healthy habits. Many people look for assistance to help with their weight loss efforts, however you can also take some simple steps towards this goal on your own. If you are struggling with your weight and your wallet then you should consider engaging in frequent exercise and building eating habits that will reinforce your physical and emotional health. Stay hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water every day. Base your eating habits around lean proteins, unrefined grains and fruits and vegetable. Avoid any food that is processed or refined. All of these actions take conscious training of your habits on your part, but with time and will power you can persevere to create a better, healthier you! Who knows, you may even find that the wallet in your back pocket is a little bit heavier than usual.

There are so many other support services available to the conscientious weight loss person. It is only a matter of doing the research and remember protein, exercise and water are all important elements of a healthy lifestyle.

About the Author

Maureen Hamilton is an Integrated Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and a Demartini Method Facilitator. Maureen has previously worked in many areas of health in Australia as well as overseas. Her health background includes training in general and midwifery nursing, mental health plus other modalities. Maureen is very much involved in promoting and assisting people to obtain optimal health and is absolutely committed to helping people to stop smoking and/or lose weight naturally using Hypnosis and NLP.
If you would like to find out more, visit and and talk to Maureen about your requirements.

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