Your Health and Your Wealth – Fitness Impacts Wallet

by Debt Destroyer on September 28, 2008

In the Sept 22, 2008 issue of Time magazine, there was an article which talked about how getting & staying fit could be worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The three main points of the article where: Lose weight – The avg annual out-of-pocket cost for diabetics is $454. ($12,000 for more sever cases) Stop Smoking – $100,000 can be saved by not buying cigarettes and investing the difference. Get Moving – The avg annual cost of heart disease is $606. All excellent advice. This article instantly reminded me of the 100 push-up challenge that is featured […]

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Free Workout Program – 100 Push Up Challenge

by The Happy Rock on June 15, 2008

We have talked about some free workout ideas before, and now it’s time that I take advantage of one of them. Sitting behind a computer all day really destroys flexibility, muscle tone, and strength. Even sitting on an exercise ball at work doesn’t replace the benefits of strength training. Along comes J.D. at Get Fit Slowly who is starting the 100 push up challenge on Monday. Here is the his post on the issue and here is a little taste of the call to duty from the 100 Push Challenge website : Think there’s no way you could do this? […]

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Excercise For Free – Tips For Inexpensive Workouts

by The Happy Rock on February 6, 2008

Below is a guest post from Brooke. Brooke is a PF blogger over at, a site for people looking for innovative ideas and encouragement for living frugally. If you like this article, consider checking out her RSS. Physical health is extremely important and cutting costs shouldn’t be a factor when deciding whether or not to exercise. It’s very simple to break down the ways to exercise, as there are two types of exercise: aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic is anything involving cardio or an activity that raises the heart rate for a sustained period of time. Anaerobic is weight-bearing activity. […]

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Don’t Forget Your Health Club Membership Reimbursements

by The Happy Rock on September 13, 2007

Just recently I received an extra $250 in my paycheck, because my application for my health club reimbursement finally came through. I am still waiting on one for my wife, but I will continue to pursue that. This excellent little benefit that many employers are offering will save us $500 this year. Many more employers and medical insurance policies are offering preventative medicine programs that help you and them save money. If you pay dues at a gym or health club, you may be eligible. My company offers a straight $250 reimbursement on gym fees in a given 12 month […]

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Strengthen Your Abs and Burn Calories with No Effort

by The Happy Rock on June 2, 2007

A funny thing happened as I was about to get in the shower this morning, I noticed that there was a little definition to my upper abs. I am not talking about a Muscle and Fitness 6-pack here, but maybe a 1-2 pack developing! You’re thinking “big deal”………the trick is that I haven’t worked out in months. How did I do it? With the ingenious invention of rubber and air shown on the left. That’s right, I started sitting on a plain exercise ball at work(not the odd contraption to the right). The transition started when I got tired of […]

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