By Mary Pletsch 23 Nov 2021 no comment 41 Views

Last week we talked about how easy it is to confuse the thrill of a new purchase with a deep desire for the item purchased.  People quickly tire of new purchases that they don’t need or truly want.  Those purchases become part of the growing pile of clutter in modern homes.

In general, once your needs are met and you have everything you require, most people are happier when they spend their discretionary income on experiences rather than on objects.

This week we’ll talk about “things” that are worth spending money on, even if you can survive without them.

Don’t cut corners at the grocery store

Purchasing good quality, fresh, nutritious food to eat is never a waste of money.  For example, lean chicken breast and fresh vegetables are generally more expensive than processed deli meat and potato chips.  They are also far more nutritious, and much lower in salt, fat, and preservatives.

Long term, your health will thank you for spending a little more money in order to bring home healthy food.

Upgrade your safety gear

Worn-out shoes can’t support your feet the way they should.  A too-small bike helmet that your child has outgrown won’t do its job protecting their head.  To receive the full protective benefit of sports and safety equipment, it needs to be in good condition and properly fitted.  It is worth the money to replace it when it is worn out or doesn’t fit.

Quality is also crucial.  Two-dollar flip flops won’t support your feet the way a quality athletic shoe will.  Save the flip-flops for the beach and invest in supportive shoes for everyday wear.  Skip cheap sunglasses that don’t protect your eyes.

If a bike helmet has been worn in an accident or hard fall, it needs to be replaced.

Support your body

Buying a supportive chair for your desk or workstation is important if you spend hours sitting down.  Similarly, it’s not a good idea to cut corners on a mattress when we spend a third of our lives in bed.  If your wrists ache, consider an ergonometric keyboard.

It’s definitely worth your while to invest in your health.

For example, preventative chiropractic maintenance addresses small problems before they become major issues.

Regular chiropractic care improves overall wellness and keeps your body functioning at its best.  Do you know when your next maintenance appointment will be?  If not, contact Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.  We’ll help you schedule an appointment.

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