Updated: Feb 8
CAN'T AFFORD TO RESTORE YOUR HEALTH? FACT: Per capita lifetime expenditure on health care is $316,600, a third higher for females ($361,200) than males ($268,700). AFTER INSURANCE! FACT: Two-fifths of the gender difference is attributed to women's longer life expectancy. FACT: Nearly one-third of lifetime expenditures is incurred during middle age, and nearly half during the senior years. Here are some other sobering statistics based on research: FACT: 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug FACT: 1 in every 4 Americans take at least 5 (FIVE) prescription drugs FACT: Women take more prescription drugs than men AND, what about NON-health related items we spend our money on?? $1200 per year on cosmetics and toiletries $2300 per year on COFFEE (yes, you read this correctly) $3000 per year dining out Research has consistently shown that we DO have the financial resources to proactively maintain our health... ...but it appears that spending money to get and stay healthy is not a priority for most people. ...Ironically, we ending up spending significantly more later in life on their healthcare, mainly on sick care and prescription drugs. ...AND, health insurance coverage was never designed to cover disease preventioon and health maintenance. It was designed to cover SICK care...which is why it is SO expensive! Your health is an investment...Early contributions yield phenomenal returns in the long run... THINK ABOUT IT!