Save money for a slimmer waistline

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SAVING MONEY: For a healthier life.

SAVERS are more likely to be slim. Researchers at Newcastle University made the conclusion following a study of health records of 12,591 Britons from 2010-11.

They compared savings, income, marital status, and three measures of body fatness: Body Mass Index, percentage body fatness, and waist circumference. They found that the differences were more pronounced in women than men and for women, the waistlines of those who actively saved money were an average of 1.18 inches smaller than those who frittered away money.

The report, which was published in the Social Science and Medicine journal said people should be taught the value of investing for the future, whether in savings or by healthy eating habits, rather than indulging their short-term desires.

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