It may hardly be shocking news that the state of your finances may be closely correlated to your state of health. But it is a timely reminder that ensuring your financial affairs are in good order can have benefits over and above any immediate money matters.

As a financial adviser we typically deal with people with decent finances and I would say that on average they tend to be fitter and healthier than most.

That said there may be a case of 'chicken and egg', i.e. on one hand being healthier means you may be able to earn more, and on the other hand being financial secure may mean you have more time and money for the gym and a healthier diet.