We all want to live as fully and for as long as possible. Most of us also want to save money every chance we get. And did you know that you can keep your body and mind fit while cutting expenses and building wealth?
Sure, tons of expensive programs are dedicated to weight loss, fitness, and wellness. But those are not the only pathway to achieving optimal health and a sound budget. Below, Natures Bath & Body shares some practical, budget-friendly strategies for getting healthy!
Health = Savings
The benefits of adopting budget-friendly health strategies are two-fold: you save money on the activities themselves and save money long-term by improving your health. For example, you will likely have fewer medical bills and your risks of accruing financially significant health bills will be lower.
You will also pay lower health insurance premiums, and you can save money on transportation (by walking or biking to work or other functions). Additionally, if you start cooking at home with simple ingredients, you will save tons of money on dining out each month. And, of course, drinking more water will make you healthier and it’s free.
Turn Your Passion into a Money-Maker
If you grow to love some of the strategies you implement, you could make money from them. Say, for instance, that you develop a passion for HIIT or nutrition. You could start a fitness blog that you pitch to affiliate marketers; if you consistently produce well-written and informative content, you could start making money in no time. Or, maybe you feel the fire to open a sports equipment store downtown, or open your own sports equipment store or yoga studio downtown.
If you choose to start a business, you will need to research zoning laws and local permits and licenses. Many companies are required to obtain health, environmental, building, and/or building permits. The location of your company and the products or services you offer will ultimately determine which permits are required.
Buy in Bulk
It’s no secret that buying in bulk saves money. The problem is that many people struggle to see how they can implement this practice into their lives. Is it really practical if you don’t have like eight kids? Yes, it is practical, no matter how many people live in your household.
By purchasing healthy nonperishable foods through online or physical retail stores, you can stock up on all kinds of meals, ingredients, and snacks to ensure that you have what you need when you need it. And if you take the time to draw up a plan, you might be surprised by how much time it saves you in the long run. For example, you could potentially get everything you need and only have to go grocery shopping once a month!
Embrace Meat Alternatives
Regardless of your opinion (if you have one) on meat, it is well-documented that it is best to eat meat in moderation. If nothing else, limiting your meat consumption can improve digestive function.
With that said, you will need to be strategic with how you feed your body the protein it needs. Fortunately, there are many excellent protein sources other than meat, including:
- Green peas
- Soy milk
- Chia seeds
Finally, nothing says free exercise and wellness benefits more than going outdoors. A leisurely stroll in the sun can do wonders for your mental health. If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, or canoeing, even better!
Even sitting on the patio or in the backyard can go a long way in helping you get the vitamin D and relaxation you need to recharge and carry on with the rest of your day. Make it a priority to spend more time outside, enjoy the natural surroundings, and reap the benefits.
Who says you need to join expensive programs to turn your health around? Try some (or all) of the strategies above and see if they don’t give your wellness and wallet a boost! Most importantly, focus on finding activities and habits that you enjoy so that you will be more likely to stick to them for the long haul.
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