Health Care

According to the American Heart Association, physically active people save $500 a year in health care costs. And according to Lehigh University, obese women can expect to spend $3,613 extra a year in medical spending, especially for hospitalizations and prescription drugs. In fact, the way the numbers break down, you would actually be better off smoking at a healthy weight than not smoking while obese (not that we’re telling you to start lighting up!).