Healthy and Wealthy: The Big Link

Posted May 22, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
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Last week, one of Little Pink Book’s e-newsletters struck me as especially interesting and valuable to this community – the title, “Healthy and Wealthy.” LPB tells us:

Studies show there’s a direct link between financial and physical wellbeing. Money issues can affect health immediately (through stress) and in the future, like foregoing doctor check-ups to save money.

It’s a situation of “Which comes first? The chicken or the egg?” In general, it’s a vicious cycle. If you’re not taking care of your financial fitness, it will pour over into your physical fitness. And I would be willing to wager it’s similar in the reverse as well.

What do you think? Does your financial well being affect your health and wellness? How?

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."