Everyone wants to make money, and everyone wants to save money. In each person’s particular context, there are all sorts of ways to do these things. But one thing to pay attention to, especially if you’re on a tight budget already, is that you can save money by staying away from physical risks. In other words, getting hurt is expensive!
What are some of the activities that transform from physical risk into financial loss? Personal injuries come to mind. If you choose to participate in risky extreme sports, that can end up being costly if you get hurt. And, if you overexert yourself through exercise, not only will you suffer pain and loss physically and emotionally, but it can cost you money to repair yourself from injury, and it can cost you money if you miss work.
If you’ve ever seen anyone go through a personal injury lawsuit, then you know there’s lots of money involved. There are medical expenses. There are lawyers’ fees. There is the fact that you are either trying to get money from someone or being accused of doing something in which you owe money to someone. All of these aspects of personal injury cost money. Your best bet is to stay as far away from situations as possible where legal recourse from a personal injury is likely or even possible.
Extreme sports are fun to watch on TV. But when you’re sitting on the safety of your couch at home, they can look like something that you want to do. However, injuries in extreme sports are extensive and debilitating.
Because of this, the financial risks are exponentially larger than if you participate in other activities. Not only is it usually expensive to do these extreme sports because of the equipment and environment needed, but if you get hurt, you’re probably going to get hurt very badly.
Overexertion Through Exercise
You probably want to have a healthy and fit body. But what happens when you exercise too much? What happens if you overdo it? Your body can break down. You can suffer serious injuries from overuse of muscles. This overexertion can lead to heart attacks even!
It’s always important to take it easy or to work with the trainer if you’re trying to push yourself beyond a certain limit. If you hurt yourself, you can suffer a loss of finances and income because you miss work, and you may have to pay specialist medical bills to recover from the damage that you’ve done to yourself. Good exercise circuits will keep you healthy, but there’s always too much of a good thing.