Are you looking for ways to be more healthy but you don’t feel like going broke to do so? Don’t worry, I am the same way!
Some people spend hundreds of dollars each month trying to get healthy or remain healthy, and that is just too much for the average person’s budget. Also, I don’t think you even really have to spend that much in order to be healthy.
Being healthy does not need to be expensive. You can do it cheaply, and most of the time for nearly free (or free!).
Skip the gym.
If it’s not in your budget, then don’t go to the gym. Gyms can be expensive, and many people let their gym membership go to waste. You can work out from your home or around your home, at no cost at all.
Get workout books and DVDs from the library.
There are plenty of ways for you to work out cheaply, and one way is to work out in your home just using open space and a TV or a book. Instead of buying these items, you can get them for free by borrowing them from your library as well, so there is no need to buy them.
Your local library probably has a good health section, and most of the time it goes almost completely unused. Go to your local library and raid the health section!
Go on a hike or a walk/jog outside.
When was the last time you went outside and got a good workout in? You don’t need a home gym, a paid for gym, DVD, etc. You can just go outside and get a great workout in. I’m sure there are plenty off great places around your home to hike, and you can probably run around your neighborhood.
Just remember to always be safe! Carry your phone with you if you need to, be aware of your surroundings, wear reflective clothing if walking or running at night-time, and so on.
Make “normal” things a workout.
There are many little things that you can do each day to give yourself a little workout.
- Park further away. Instead of stalking people for the closest parking spot, park further away and get in faster.
- Mow your lawn. Instead of paying someone else or using a riding lawn mower, get a good workout in and push one.
- Give your dogs a good and long walk.
How much do you spend each month trying to be healthy?