It’s true that fresh and healthy food is often more expensive. According to a study carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health, it can be around €1.30 more each day to eat a healthy diet compared to an unhealthy diet. While this may not seem like much, for a family of four over the course of a year this equals nearly €2,000. We all know are lots of nice things this cash could go towards but compared to the cost of an unhealthy lifestyle, this figure is slim pickings.
According to a recently published report by the World Health Organisation, if the trends at the moment continue, about 89 percent of men in Ireland will be overweight by 2030. Waist bands stretching at this can lead to a surge in certain health conditions which in turn places a heavier burden on our health system. While not all of these diseases are preventable, many of the major contributing factors can be kept under control by not smoking, exercising regularly, reducing alcohol consumption and eating a balanced diet.
To help you get back on track just in time for summer both financially and in terms of your health, AIB brings you our guide to investing in being healthier with these top ten budget friendly tips: