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Everybody nowadays is speaking about the importance of healthy way of life and wellness. But many times our healthy habits go hand in hand with money. Less money we spend, healthier we are. For example, smoking…less we smoke, less money spend on cigarettes, much better we feel.

What are some other ways to save money and become healthier?

Less alcohol

Experts say that people need to consume alcohol moderately. That means one serving per day for women and two for men. A serving is 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have shown the figures of alcohol consumption. The average cost of a serving is $0.93 for beer and $1.46 for wine. So annually if a person drinks two servings per day, he spends $$678.90 for beer and $1,065.80 for wine. For men these numbers are even higher.

Eat more vegetables

Obesity is one of the most common diseases in the US. Americans consume too much saturated fat and protein, most of it comes with meat. Meat should not be the main product on your plate. In order to feel and be healthy you need to increase the number of vegetables and fruits in your daily ration.

From the financial side vegetable cost much less than meat. BLS numbers show that the price of uncooked ground beef at $3.79 per pound; uncooked beef roasts at $4.87 per pound; uncooked beef steaks at $6.43 per pound; pork chops at $3.51 per pound; and fresh, whole chicken at $1.48 per pound. And the price of other protein containing products is $1.83 a dozen of eggs; dried beans - $1.42 per pound; peanut butter - $2.74 per pound; white rice - 72 cents per pound; and spaghetti - $1.31 per pound. Vegetables: apples just $1.41 per pound; bananas 60 cents per pound; tomatoes $1.43 per pound; white potatoes 70 cents per pound; and iceberg lettuce 93 cents per pound.

Give up smoking

Smokers have heard many times about the diseases that are associated with smoking. Doctors say that in US there are 443, 000 deaths annually that are related to the smoking.

It should be said that average price of a pack of cigarettes is $6.03, so those who smoke a pack per week spend $313.56 annually. And those who smoke a pack per day annually spend $2,200.95.

Just imagine what you would do with all these money if not smoking.

Walk more or ride a bike

Specialists say that physical activity improves mood, the quality of sleep, decreases body fat and increases lean muscle mass. But how to be active if the life is so busy? The answer is simple. Ride a bike or walk to work.

Riding a bike also saves you money. For example, someone who makes a ten-mile trip to and from work, who also pays $110 a month for parking, will save $10.35 per day by biking, or $227.70 per month.

Prepare lunch

It is much cheaper to prepare your lunch at home and take it with you to work. At the same time preparing food at home allows you not to use unhealthy products and use those ingredients that you like most.

Drink water

At average 12-ounce soda contains 150 calories. In order to burn these calories you need to have a mile and a half walk.

What to drink? Water. The average price of a two-liter bottle of Coke is $1.57. The average American drinks 44 gallons annually, that’s a cost of $131 each year.