1. Better Mental Acuity
Multiple studies have shown that exercise improves cognitive ability. In his book “Spark,” Dr. John Ratey shows how exercise helps fight depression, improves focus, and helps you make better decisions. Incorporating daily exercise gives the professional the ability to think through projects, and helps the entrepreneur develop new ideas or create a new line of revenue. It’s common that some of our members will have breakthrough moments during or right after a workout. Check out Iron Roots member Miguel’s podcast on the subject.
2. Increased Energy and Immunity
People who work out regularly are more productive at work according to research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Physical fitness builds immunity and reduces many major health risks in turn reducing absences and decreased productivity. A study in the Journal of Labor Research found that men who work out regularly make six percent more than their sedentary counterparts on average. For women, the numbers are higher. Women who work out regularly make ten percent more on average than those who don’t.
3. Health-Care Savings
A 2012 study by the Journal of the American Heart Association showed a savings of $2,500 per year for people who exercised regularly.
At Iron Roots, we have routinely seen our members stop taking medicines on the advice of their doctors because their symptoms have gone away.
Some examples of medication coasts for 30-day doses:
Statins – $36-$600
Metformin (extended) – $235-$1,200
Xanax – $60-$100.
4. Reductions in Clothing Costs
The average adult will gain about 2 lb. a year from his or her 20s through 50s. Many of us have about three sets of clothes in our closets: What we currently wear and sets of clothes probably one or two sizes smaller. When our clients are consistent and establish good nutritional patterns, we see them drop clothing sizes or have their clothes fit better.
5. Reduced Fast-Food Costs
Seventy percent of Americans eat fast food three times per week at an average cost of $12.50 per meal. Members at Iron Roots who establish healthy nutrition patterns routinely cut that in half by planning ahead and preparing healthy, nutritious meals and snacks at home. An average savings of $18 per week is $936 saved every year.