In this day and age, it can feel hard to keep healthy – especially on a budget. But, as much as expensive fitness programs and gym memberships can make you feel like keeping healthy on a budget is impossible, it’s important to remember that it’s very easy to stay healthy while keeping costs down, so long as you attempt to stay away from brands that monetize the experience at unreasonable prices! In this article, we’re taking you back to basics with some of the easiest ways to improve your health and wellbeing on a budget.
Eating (and cooking) right
Eating healthy shouldn’t be expensive! If you are buying in bulk, fruits and vegetables can often be one of the cheapest items on your list. Supermarkets like Morrisons have even introduced schemes like ‘wonky veg’, where they slash the prices on less attractive vegetables to reduce food waste. The big drawback here is that, obviously, you will have to do more prep than with pre-cooked meals so this tip is only half about what you are buying – it’s also about the amount of time spent prepping your food. For a lot of us, the temptation to buy a pre-cooked meal is too strong but, if you’re serious about getting healthy, spending just a little longer on preparation can make a lot of difference and make your meals healthier and cheaper overall.
These days, most of us associate exercise with gym memberships and classes but it’s important to remember that there are plenty of ways to exercise that don’t cost you a penny. Taking up walking and running is a great, free way to get healthy. If you are self-conscious about running, there are lots of great apps to help out beginners. There are also lots of free exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. There are a number of websites that offer free yogaroutines and many sites that give you free exercise routines.
Be aware of your body
Often, one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy in the long term is to catch problems before they become too big, so, one of the best ways to do this is with regular check-ups. You should also be trying to keep your whole body healthy, including aspects you may not have thought of – like eye health. Luckily, there are lots of sites that can cater to these needs; for example, you can get cheap contact lenses online which can help reduce strain on your eyes and protect from UV rays. You can get contact lenses with no prescription on sites like Vision Direct, where you can order by 8pm to receive tomorrow.
If you’re looking for budget ways to improve your wellbeing, meditation is a great option. Meditation can help calm your mind and reduce the anxieties you’re having and, once again, there are a number of sites that offer advice and guidance for free so you can look around and find the best type of meditation for you!
Don’t let looking after your body ruin your bank balance!