Nearly 2 in 3 adults (64%) say that money is a significant source of stress in their lives, leading to multiple chronic diseases. Being in debt can evoke emotions of embarrassment, guilt, and grievance. Roughly 35% of Americans have one or more debt in collections, which means that 35% of Americans have their phones ringing off the hooks from debt collectors every day. This harassment itself is a source of stress and anxiety for the debt holder.
Everyone’s financial situation is different, so it’s essential to adjust to your situation and set realistic goals. These are a few things to help you start your financial wellness. As you become consistent, you worry less about your financial wellness.
Having a financial plan helps you decide your short-term and long-term financial goals. Fear and stress from money problems can damage your self-esteem, make you feel flawed, and fill you with a sense of despair. By creating a financial plan, you can prepare for emergencies, achieve financial security and get early retirement.
Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease – are leading causes of death and disability. The Liu Foundation offers philanthropic GoLively app and video series promoting evidence-based lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases. GoLively integrated Harvard, Stanford, and CDC’s Public Health findings into an easy-to-use behavior conditioning app and series of lifestyle motivation videos to prevent chronic diseases.
GoLively app and videos cover physical, mental, social, financial, and medical health aspects with 10 healthy lifestyle habits. GoLively enables corporate social responsibility to lower the annual $4 trillion spent on preventable chronic diseases in the United States. Healthy habits can lead to improved employee health, saving healthcare cost, increasing productivity, and morale. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!