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What Healthy Thing Do You Spend the Most On?

We tend to spend a lot of money when it comes to keeping healthy, unfortunately it sort of comes with the territory. Some people choose to spend a lot of money on gym memberships, while others spend it all on their fancy gadgets. So what healthy thing do you spend the most on?


smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I'm a runner whose bra size is can bet I spend the most on sports bras and shoes! I don't spend as much on clothes because Target's line has all the wicking fabrics and whatnot for very reasonable prices (and their clothes are so cute!). I also don't belong to a gym, so I do spend money on exercise videos and equipment for my home.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
It's hard to quantify how much MORE I spend on food in order to be healthy than I would just to live!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
trainer!! I see him twice a week and I basically can't afford anything else! But with him I've lost 15 lbs and I don't want to stop! He pushes me harder then I would push myself and i love working out with him. So that and food are probably the things i spend the most on. But it's worht it!
yogaprincess yogaprincess 9 years
Classes are what I spend the most on. 15$ a class for yoga 3x a week plus 50$/class for tennis lessons. Keeps me in shape:)
emalove emalove 9 years
Organic food for sure...and now that our tax refund checks have come in, we're planning on buying an elliptical. My yoga classes add up too...$15 a class.
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 9 years
Hmmm...I'd say food and bellydancing. I try to buy organic, healthy foods. The bellydancing classes are free, but costumes are expensive. All the beading, sewing, sequining, lots of craftsmanship go into those things.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
my gym includes al the special classes in its membership, so I chose GYM.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I said "other". Cause the "healthy thing" I spend the most money on is ME. And for "ME" that encompasses anything that keeps me functioning at optimum level. New tennis shoes and gear, sports equipment, a massage, products for my skin, healthy food, and doctors. All of those are for ME - my primary healthy thing.
georgie2 georgie2 9 years
I voted gym membership, but i really should have said other... my trainer costs me the equivilent of almost a month membership a week.
Annette-M Annette-M 9 years
I do spend a lot on good healthy food, but it is a necessity to eat. I don't need my membership to the gym, which is why I picked it. I could easily work out at home through OnDemand provided by Comcast. I could even step outside my door and go for a jog, or go to my local tennis court and hit some balls around. But I choose to belong to a gym, because I like it's perks. I can do any aerobics class for the cost of my monthly fee, including yoga (which is my favorite), go swimming, run, lift, even just lounge and relax in a hot tub. It is well worth it to me. :-)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Wow, Spectra, I'm surprised your husband think veggies are a waste of money. Veggies are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. They're so good for the body. Well, I'm glad you seem to know better, and buy veggies anyways. :) The bulk of my groceries are fresh veggies and fruit, so your husband's opinion is truly lost on me. :)
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i buy low fat/cal food so that adds up fast.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I try to keep my grocery bill in check, but I DO spend more than my husband would like on fresh produce. He keeps telling me that we could be living on Ramen noodles, homemade tacos, and other cheap food. He thinks veggies are a "waste of money", but I buy them anyway because they're healthier than processed crap. I also spend quite a bit of money on running shoes because I wear them out pretty quickly. But I really do try to be frugal on all aspects...I buy my running shoes when they come on sale (when my favs are on sale, I buy 2 pairs), I shop at a wholesale grocery store (my grocery bill for the week is usually about 60 bucks), and I try not to buy too many new workout clothes. I think of spending money on fitness/health as an investment in my future health.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
well i choose gym membership but the reality is that i spend probably an equal amount on the gear and healthy eating.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
I can always justify money spent in the name of health. I try to make smart choices (as much as i want the entire line of lulu lemon workout gear, I have a lot of champion stuff from target) but I never not buy something that I think can help my health goals. So gym, gear, healthy organic produce, yoga studio, occasional trainer etc. What I need to start doing is be able to afford a weekly massage in that list.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i hav eto say my gym membership as well. i actually have 2 since thegym that i go to in NYC isn't at my mom's house and i go there every weekend so i need to work out...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Food. Fresh colorful vegetables and fruits, fish, chicken breast, whole grains, all natural raw peanut butter, etc. The good stuff! Second place would be my vitamins and supplements.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Overall my gym membership...
HipMom HipMom 9 years
Definitely food. We buy a lot of organic and specialty foods, and our weekly bill is usually around $250-300 (including personal care items and cleaning products).
millarci millarci 9 years
Definitely my gym membership but it's well worth it. :)
MindayH MindayH 9 years
I think food...but the month I bought my mbt's I definitely felt a hit on my bank account
michlny michlny 9 years
Take it back - while my gym membership is $170/month, I definitely spend more than that on organic/healthy food. BUT, they are both worth it! Better than paying for prescription drugs!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
It's probably between nedical, spa gear, and food :)
bicyclebeth bicyclebeth 9 years
My biggest expense is looking after my bikes. I seem to always be needing new tyres, brake pads, parts etc - It all adds up to be a lot! But it is definitely worth it as I love cycling :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
We spend about $200/week on food for two people. That's mostly fresh foods, organic when possible, and vegetarian food. Then we also eat out and healthy food costs more than say, Taco Bell's Value menu. So about $400-500 (now; used to be much more) a month in restaurant food. I also order gourmet meal delivery for pre-cooked chef-prepared meals that I can just heat and eat. That has to be more expensive than what I've spent on home equipment and gear/gadgets. Those are one-time costs anyway.
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