Usually I wouldn’t re-publish an article that’s already been published elsewhere, however I’ve decided to for two reasons: 1 – I’ve been given permission to! & 2 – It’s a very detailed post/infographic that really highlights the dangers of sugar to your general health, as well as the financial impact it has on your wallet. The original post can be found right here. Hope you find it as useful as I have.
Everybody loves sugar. It makes desserts delicious and sweetens our drinks. But what about the toll it’s taking on our health and on our bank balance?
On average, we each eat around twice the recommended intake of sugar each day. It pushes our weight up which can lead to all sorts of other medical issues. When these issues are thought of in terms of financial cost, it is easier to see the depth of the problem.
We’re using the gym more than ever to shift excess pounds. In the UK, spending on gym memberships went up by 44% in 2015. Coupled with membership of a weight loss program, this could mean spending over £500 a year on losing weight. On a national level, the NHS spends billions on obesity-related illness each year. That sweet tooth comes at a price! I wonder how many people have risked their financial health for their physical health? Some people are constantly treading a fine line between making ends meet and entering into a significant amount of debt that they may struggle to get out of. Luckily, there are some solutions when it comes to recovering from debt, for example, you could learn more about the credit cards designed especially for those with no credit history, but surely it’s easier to simply cut back on the sugary food so that you can stop overspending on fitness and weight loss programs?
A sweet treat from time to time is good for the soul – but too many sneaky snacks could make a dent in your bank balance. Take control of what you’re eating, and you’ll feel the benefit in your purse and in your well-being. Our new infographic is packed with some great ideas on how to reduce that annual bill.