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What Cheaper and Smarter Car Insurance Can Mean for Your Health and Wellness

By the Mercury Team

Whether you like it or not, your finances and well-being directly affect each other. According to New York Times bestselling author, Tom Rath, in his book, Wellbeing, “Money can increase our short-term happiness by giving us more control over how we spend our time." While money doesn’t always buy happiness, having extra at the end of the month allows you to invest in your personal health and wellness—key indicators for a sense of well-being. One way to bank some extra cash is to review your options for cheaper car insurance to see if you can find some savings.

Cheaper Car Insurance

Finding more affordable auto insurance doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on quality or coverage. It’s all about being smarter in finding the right company and policy to fit your coverage needs. Smart auto insurance customers can reap rewards from exploring all insurance discounts they qualify for and maximize savings by regularly checking in with their insurance agent with updates about drivers on the policy, their vehicles or their driving routine.

Mercury Insurance is all about helping you find an auto policy that gives you the right coverage at the best price so you can have peace of mind and concentrate on more important things like your day-to-day well-being. Studies show that living a healthy lifestyle can help enhance your life such as creating more career opportunities through greater productivity. Here are three activities you could invest your savings from cheaper auto insurance into to help improve your health and wellness:

Gym Membership

Investing in a gym membership can do wonders for your health and happiness. According to the National Cancer Institute, regular exercise has clear benefits for memory and brain function, and exercise can even lower the risk of recurrent malignancy in cancer patients. Use some of the money you save on car insurance to sign up for the gym.

Cooking Class

Eating healthy isn’t easy. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says most Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products and oils. Learning how to cook healthy dishes can be fun and will help fuel your workouts and improve your health. Use your extra cash to sign up for a local cooking class or add a cooking class excursion on your next vacation.

New Sports

Ever watch the UFC and get the urge to try Brazilian jiu-jitsu? Maybe you’ve seen Dodgeball a hundred times and want to join a league. With less than five percent of American adults participating in the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity each day, it’s vital for you to find a reason to stay active. Joining a new group sport or activity with the money you save on your auto insurance is a great way to meet new people and stay active.

Regular Massages 

Massages offer more than just a relaxing experience. According to the Mayo Clinic, a massage can be a powerful tool to help take charge of your health and well-being. Whether it’s a Swedish massage, sports massage or trigger-point massage, these therapies can effectively reduce stress and improve muscle recovery. Consider a spa membership with your savings or treat yourself to a personalized massage a few times a year.

Speak to your Mercury agent to find out how you can find savings on auto insurance today.

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