Running: A money-saving habit

  • Sep-05-2013
  • Richard Reich
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You’ve always wanted to get in shape, but have no idea where to begin. It’s simple: Start running.

It’s one of the few activities in which you don’t need any fancy equipment to be proficient. If you want to be fit, forget the gym membership, expensive workout clothing and exercise equipment. As long as you have a decent pair of running shoes, you’ll be on your way to living a healthier life.

So how exactly can running save you money? In addition to foregoing gym memberships and purchasing exercise equipment, running can provide financial relief in other ways. If you live less than three miles from work, consider leaving your car at home and running there instead. You will reduce the amount of money that you spend on gas. If you happen to live in an area with heavy traffic congestion, running may even save you time as you might get to work faster than you did by car.

The health benefits of running include:

  • Increased bone density
  • Increased immunity from communicable diseases
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stress reduction
  • Weight control.

Life insurance companies take all of the above aspects of your health into consideration when deciding on the total cost of your policy. Being overweight or in poor health may result in high premiums or denial in coverage altogether.

It’s easy to get started running. You just need to stay steady and consistent and don’t give up. If you’re interested in learning how your life insurance rates could be affected by your lifestyle, use our convenient quote generator to explore term life insurance quotes.

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