Society and governments may not want you to be healthy after all because it costs more money. Living longer is more expensive in the long run according to a Dutch study in the news recently. On the average healthy, skinny people lived 84 years at a medical cost of $417,000.
Smokers lived to an average of 77 years at a cost of $326,000 while obese people lived to about 80 years old at a medical cost of $371,000.
What a great advertisement for the tobacco companies! "Smoke now, you'll save your government money which is your family's tax dollars."
Sorry, but I prefer to be very healthy!