Taking care of ourselves costs money. Not taking care of ourselves costs money. One of the objections to losing weight is, “It costs too much.” Even though the Shaklee180 meal replacement compares favorably to other meals, it is still an investment and one might say, “I just can’t afford it.” But how much does it cost to treat diabetes, heart disease, hip or knee replacement, high blood pressure, arthritis, dementia and more which may be results of being overweight and obese? Nationwide, the costs are astronomical. And those costs are coming to us as individuals with increased medical and healthcare costs. The following tells a bit more about what is happening:
A recent article in the Wall St. Journal, April 6-7, Saturday/Sunday on the FRONT page, “Shape Up or Pay Up: Firms Put in New Health Penalties”
Companies are facing rising healthcare costs and some have chosen to impose extra charges up to as much as $1,000 more for health-care coverage for employees who do not take care of their health. For example, Michelin employees with high blood pressure or large waistlines could pay a maximum of $1,000 additional for health care. A 2011 Gallup survey, according to the article, estimated obese or overweight full-time US workers miss an additional 450 million days of work a year, compared with healthy workers, resulting in more than $153 billion in lost productivity.
So if you are considering a safe healthy way to do a Turnaround in your health, please try Shaklee180. And if you don’t need to lose weight but know that your health could use some support, try the Lean and Healthy Kit. Blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol will improve with these programs, along with losing the pounds! Jacqui McCoy did it, so can you. It’s not easy to make a change like this and if you have tried before to be healthier and it hasn’t worked, don’t give up. We are here to support you and walk the walk with you. Perhaps the biggest decision is to decide if you will work at a healthier lifestyle or pay more for medical and insurance healthcare costs. We can control what goes into our mouths. Spending choices.