There’s a saying that goes, “If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.” In other words, it’s important to invest in your health now to prevent illness in the future. Why? Because being sick will cost you much more of your time and savings than making small investments in your health today.
For example, one research study found that the average annual medical costs of a person with chronic disease are $6,023 per year – which is five times higher than that of a person without chronic disease. What’s more, 87% of deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Fortunately, chronic disease is easily preventable. In fact, 70% of chronic diseases are caused by preventable factors like obesity, depression, and smoking tobacco. By making a few key investments in your health today, you can prevent many of these diseases and save yourself thousands of dollars in the long run.
Not only does investing in your health help you save money, but it can also help improve your quality of life and allow you to have invaluable experiences free of pain or mobility issues. This can include fun vacations, spending time with family, and enjoying your favorite hobbies.
Investing Your Time in Your Health with Prescribe FIT
Prescribe FIT is a great way to start making small lifestyle changes today to have good health in the future. When you first enroll in the program, you will begin to make small time investments by having weekly health coaching calls, logging your meals, weighing-in daily, and more.
As you build on these habits over several months, you will start to make significant returns. After just a few weeks in the program, many patients notice improvements in energy and pain levels, as well as reductions in weight, A1C, blood pressure, and more.
Prescribe FIT patients have made such a meaningful difference in their health with the program that they have successfully returned to old activities, hobbies, and habits after years of being sedentary. This includes walking, cycling, golfing, and even riding roller coasters.
The Financial Investment & Value of Prescribe FIT
Prescribe FIT is typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance carriers. However, some patients may still have a minimal monthly out-of-pocket cost for the program. If you do have a copay or coinsurance out-of-pocket cost for Prescribe FIT, it is typically between $30-$80 monthly for most patients.
Keep in mind that this investment unlocks many resources to help you improve your health. This includes weekly one-on-one health coaching calls with a certified Medical Assistant Care Coordinator and a Bluetooth scale with automatic weight tracking via our mobile app. The app also has a catalog of features like pain, mobility, nutrition, and water tracking, personalized exercises, recipes, educational articles, and much more.
With Prescribe FIT, you get all these health-focused features covered by insurance or for an average monthly cost of $55 if it’s not fully-covered. That is a significant amount of value. To put it into perspective, similar consultations, subscriptions, memberships, and healthcare services combined could cost you upwards of $900 each month or up to $600 individually:
- Average gym membership: $50/month
- Personal training session: $180-$225/month
- Nutritionist consultation: $300-$600/month
- Weight-tracking app subscription: $10/month
- Meal tracking app subscription: $15/month
- Pain tracking app subscription: $5-$15/month
With Prescribe FIT, you get similar features and more covered by insurance with no cost or minimal cost to you. While most patients typically have no out-of-pocket costs for Prescribe FIT, remember that any financial cost associated with the program is much more than just another medical bill. It’s an investment in your long-term health and wellbeing that will pay for itself by lessening your risk of chronic disease and giving you more life longevity.
It’s essential to invest both time and money in your health now to avoid the costs of poor health in the future. This includes not just the cost of tens of thousands of dollars associated with having chronic disease, but many quality-of-life factors as well.
Prescribe FIT is a great example of an investment in your health. By taking the time each week to make small changes to your lifestyle and build healthy habits, you ensure that you will live a healthy and fulfilling life well into the future. This alone is more than worth the possibility of a minimal out-of-pocket cost.