Our society is fast-paced with a high demand for instant gratification with lots and lots of distractions along the way. Food is definitely a part of that equation. It is easier to roll through a drive through or drive to a restaurant after a long day verses facing the daunting task of preparing and eating meals at home for you and your family. The problem is eating out all the time takes away from your health, quality time with your loved ones and is super expensive especially when you add it all up over the course of a year.
Why do the poor gamble much more than others? Multiple studies show, including from Florida Family Policy Council as well as University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), that very low income households have an almost 100% higher rate of gambling than the general population. They tend to use the lotto much more, go to casinos a little more frequently, and wager money in other ways. The rate of addiction to gambling is also much higher.
Owning a pet can be one of the most loving, rewarding and important relationships you will ever have in your lifetime. However it is very costly too. There are expensive vet bills, food, and much more. Find information on the benefits as well as some of the costs to pet ownership.
Stretching and being flexible are not always at the forefront of health and fitness discussions. However, they play a vital role in overall health as well as the control of medical costs. It can benefit people by improving blood flow throughout the body to reducing stress levels. Also, stretching can improve physical performance, increase range of motion to muscles and joints and decrease the risk for injury.
Meditation has been around for ages and comes in several forms. People from all income levels can participate. You do not need to pay for some expensive class to do this. Mediation can be done for free, at home, or really anywhere.