Financial Education Benefits Center: Corrective Health and How Regular Exercise Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

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What’s the value of exercise? According to The New York Times, it comes out to roughly $2,500. Costs associated with treating diseases that could be prevented by staying active is enormous. Unfortunately, people who are inactive tend to develop a number of diseases that active individuals do not, which include but are not limited to breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, stroke or Type 2 diabetes. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a membership wellness program, is intended to help make fitness choices a little more affordable for its members so they can continue to work to prevent illnesses and live well.

“Our clients have the potential to do better for themselves through health and wellness discounts,” said Jennifer Martinez, manager at FEBC. “Staying healthy and active may seem expensive, but FEBC offers relevant everyday discounts in hopes of helping members better afford the things needed to keep health costs down.”

Nobody has to be physically fit in order to gain something from staying active. A recent study done by the American Heart Association might reinforce the notion that it is never too late to start exercising and that patients who have had cardiovascular issues should not feel that it is already too late. According to the study, if 20 percent of patients with cardiovascular disease started being more active in any way, the United States could save billions of dollars per year. It concludes that those that met the exercise guidelines paid $2,500 less in annual healthcare expenses related to heart disease than those who did not walk or otherwise move for 30 minutes five times per week. Those numbers included annual savings of about $400 on prescription medicines and far fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations for people who regularly exercised. In the end, doctors say that being physically active in any way is good for the wallet.

“You do not have to be a marathon runner to reap the benefits of staying active and healthy,” said Martinez. “From walking and yoga to even light aerobics, anything can help, and saving so much money a year is also something to look forward to.”

About Financial Education Benefits Center

Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.

Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.

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To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:

Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583

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