Today, we're having Special Guest Author Jennifer McGregor from Public Health Library over to write about getting healthy without breaking the bank! She even covers a topic near and dear to my heart... and if you've read this blog before, you know what it is!
Take it away, Jennifer!
Looking for some simple ways to jump start your health routine without spending a lot of cash in the process?
You’re definitely not alone! Every year, Americans spend millions to trim their waistline, prolong their life, and improve their mental health. However, you don’t have to break the bank to give your health a little boost. You really just need to know the little things you can do each day to grow your health and your savings.
You Can Stay Active Without Paying Those Hefty Gym Fees
If you want to stay healthy and fit, you have to stay on track with your exercise goals. There’s really no way around it if your end goal is better health but there are some pretty easy ways around those expensive gym memberships.
Instead of wasting money on monthly fees, put those funds toward some health and fitness gadgets that will help you stay in shape at home, at the office or just about anywhere. You can score great deals on everything from smart scales to exercise equipment when you shop with major retailers, like Best Buy, and you can save even more by using a Best Buy promo code to slash those costs even further.
To make sure you stay on track with your exercise goals, consider using those promo codes for a new fitness tracker from Best Buy. With a fitness tracker, you can easily see how many calories you burn on a typical day, as well as how many steps you take. This makes it easier to push yourself a little harder and to find other effortless exercises to add to your regular routine.
You Can Reduce Stress by Looking for Budget-Friendly Hobbies
If you’re burning calories but still feeling stressed, you may need to consider picking up a new hobby to help chase that tension away. Relieving stress with hobbies is crucial for good health because chronic levels of stress can take a major toll on your physical and emotional well-being.
You can even prevent burnout by investing some time in a relaxing hobby, whether that’s gardening in your backyard or golfing at a local course. Golf is an especially healthy hobby to pick up since you can get a good dose of physical activity while boosting mental health with a healthy dose of greenery too.
Do you think that getting started with golf cannot fit into your tight budget? Well, you may be surprised at all the ways you can cut golf costs down to help you get swinging with this stress-busting hobby. For starters, if you are looking to buy a set of clubs, look for used ones that won’t cost you a small fortune. You can also save on rounds on the course by looking for part-time or volunteer work at a local golf course.
You Can Eat Healthy Without Spending a Fortune on Your Groceries
With all of that golfing, you are bound to work up an appetite. When that hunger hits, however, you can do your health a big favor by opting for whole foods over processed options.
Eating healthy, wholesome foods can seem pretty expensive, but you can take some savvy steps to reduce your grocery costs and reduce your waistline. Some of the healthiest, most filling foods you can buy are actually the cheapest, especially when you buy in bulk. So, stock your pantry with plenty of beans, nuts, and oats, then go for frozen veggies and fruits to balance out your plate.
You can also keep track of your grocery spending and savings by doing a little meal prep each week. Because meal prep involves some planning, you can get in the habit of shopping with a list and limiting your purchases to only the ingredients you will use in each meal and snack. To make meal prep easier, you will want to pick up some helpful tools, so use those online coupons and promo codes from before to score tools for even less.
Thankfully, a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag. With the tips above, you can easily work new habits into your daily routine without going over budget. Because getting healthy on a budget can be easy!
About Our Guest Author:
Jennifer McGregor co-created Public Health Library (http://publichealthlibrary.org/) to write about health and wellness topics. She wants her writing to help make the world a better, healthier place by making it easier for people to find high-quality health information on the web.