The Connection Between Financial Wellness and Overall Health

November 1, 2021


The Connection Between Financial Wellness and Overall Health

When you think about health and wellness, exercise, nutrition and routine checkups come to mind. What comes to mind when you think of financial wellness — savings, retirement or life insurance? Financial health is a big part of overall wellbeing and, according to the American Psychological Association, nearly three in four adults worry about money.

Financial health and personal health are more connected than you think. We all experience stress in our lives, but did you know that stress from financial challenges is often chronic? A Medical News Today study found that people who suffered serious financial stress were 13 times more likely to have a heart attack. From worrying about paying off debts to saving enough for emergencies, financial strains can also upend social relationships, job performance and even a person’s ability to find joy in life.

Stress can wreak havoc on every aspect of your health and wellbeing. Remember: you’re in the driver’s seat. It’s up to you to take steps to gain control of your financial health so you can get well, live well and retire well. The challenge is to learn how to go from financial wellness to financial wellbeing.

Small steps can take you there, and People Excellence and Voya Financial partnered to bring you a Financial Wellness Webinar Series that focuses on six pillars of financial wellness:

  • Emergency
  • Protection
  • Spending and Saving
  • Retirement
  • Debt Management
  • Saving for Other Financial Goals

Take the first step today and sign up for the Voya Financial Webinar Series to start your path to financial wellness. Advance registration is required.

With everything going on, the kind of financial stress we see today may seem like something that’s out of your control. But here’s some uplifting news: there are many things you can do to take back control and regain good financial health. In doing so, you can find harmony in your own wellbeing.