Even if you are living on a tight budget, there are still many ways that you can stay healthy. Skip the speciality foods and expensive gym memberships and work on these great tips to stay healthy on a budget.
Go To The Local Market – Eating organic from the grocery store can get pricey, but if you head to your local farmer’s market you can get locally grown organic fruits and veggies are a fraction of the cost. Depending on your market you may also be able to find other food products such as local eggs and meat.
Use Your Local Library – If you can’t afford health magazine, cookbooks or a gym membership you can go to the library and borrow everything from reading materials to workout DVDs to stay in shape for free.
Go Outside – Copy Jessica Biel’s example and get off the couch and out of the house. Go for a walk with your friends or dogs every day for an easy healthy option.
Get Support Online – Find a good group online where you can talk to other people and get support and tips on working out and diet.
Bring Your Lunch – Bringing lunch from home everyday means you are more likely to eat healthy than if you head out to a local fast food joint for greasy treats. It’s also better on your bank account! If you bring a coffee from home you can save the dollars and calories from your luxury latte.
Find Affordable Healthy Options – You don’t need to sacrifice on taste because you are cutting costs. Products such as eggs, tuna and frozen vegetables are good for your body and your wallet. Also look for the generic version of your favourite products for a more affordable option.
Shop Bulk – Even if you don’t have a Costco or Sam’s Club card, you can still shop bulk to save big bucks. When you see a sale stock up on those healthy food products. Shop sales at multiple stores if it makes sense. Don’t waste money on gas or public transit to get to a grocery store far from home or you might waste your savings.