A Healthier You Can Mean a Healthier Paycheck

   By drodriguez  Jun 18, 2012

If you’re one of the many who feel their paycheck needs a little boost than you may want to consider checking into the gym after your nine to five. Getting healthy is of course always the best reason to get active, but if it can also mean making more money than that’s just an added bonus.

Time magazine reports about a new study that finds that people who take part in regular exercise tend to make higher salaries than those who do not. And the difference in salary for those who are more active is actually quite large.

The study, reported about in the Journal of Labor Research, finds that those who have an exercise routine earn 9% more than their less active counterparts. Those involved in the study who tended to make greater salaries worked out an average of 3 hours per week.

On top of earning more, research shows that people who are active are generally more energetic and deal less with problems of depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness. It seems to be a win/win, so why not put in your 3 hours a week and see what happens?

What do you think of the latest study that shows people who regularly exercise tend to earn higher salaries than those who do not?

What kind of benefits do you receive when you get on a regualr exercise routine?

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cardreader by cardreader | Dudley, MA
Jun 22, 2012

House chores, and yard work, or home repairs give a lot of exercise and saves money. Plus I love the finished look.