By Bonnie Kavoussi Wealthy people possess more than just spending power. They also have more time to live than poor people do, a new study has found.
But paddleboard yoga, and a number of other luxuries relegated to those on the upper-end of the economic spectrum, are evidently making a big difference in terms of public health.
In fact, if you want to live a longer, healthier life, researchers have nailed down exactly what you need to do: Not only is income the earnings and other money acquired each year associated with better health, but wealth net worth and assets affects health as well.
There are a million factors that play into our health and ultimately what ends up killing us, but for those with enough money, they are better able to shield themselves from many of those factors and beat the averages.
When economically disadvantaged Americans, who make up a big chunk of the work force, are generally unhealthy, the costs get off-loaded onto society as a whole.
For example, wealthy business owners have an incentive to ensure that their employees make enough through wages to be able to afford a healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, they end up paying for it themselves.
Thus, employers of low-income workers pay a double price: As America further polarizes economically, and achieving a healthy body and mind becomes harder and harder to attain, the costs could end up straining an already-troubled healthcare system.
The question is, how can we take these insights to heart and implement changes to help the less fortunate have healthier lifestyles? Those solutions include the development of earnings and asset programs to improve economic self-sufficiency, implementation of family-strengthening programs, and neighborhood-strengthening programs.
By sharing the load of responsibility for public health between individuals, families, and the community at large, the idea is that change can be made more efficiently and faster than if it were simply left up to each person fending for themselves.
Since everyone benefits from a healthier community, spreading the burden and costs far and wide makes sense. In the end, what we could see as a result of improved public health is a boon for the economy.
Production could go up, education levels could increase, and people can generally live happier lives — again, benefiting both rich and poor.My relationship with a narcissist changed me for the better.
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