Four Simple Ways to Get Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
Why is it that it's so easy (and cheap) to make unhealthy decisions? It's almost impossible to go to Whole Foods without spending an entire paycheck, yet you can get several meals at McDonald's for under $10. Something's just not right about that. Being healthy shouldn't break the bank. That's why we've compiled a few simple ways that you can get healthy and fit without beating up your budget.
1. Try At-Home Workouts or Class Pass.
You don't have to pay top dollar to get in your daily workout or try the fitness classes you've been eyeing. Specialty gyms and studios can range from $100-$200 per month, which can eat up a huge portion of your monthly budget. Instead, find free workout videos on YouTube or download a program like Kayla Itsine's workout app. Other sites like Class Pass let you try out a multitude of different fitness studios near you, for a fraction of the cost — so you're getting a variety of exercises for cheap. Or get creative and lace-up your shoes. Nothing beats a walk around the neighborhood or a jog on your local running trail. The possibilities are endless.
2. Bring Your Lunch With You Instead of Eating Out.
Not only is bringing your lunch with you to school or work less expensive than dining at your favorite lunch spot, it's also an easy way to make sure you're getting healthy foods. Save the extra cash you're spending on eating out and pack your leftover dinner or make a salad or sandwich at home before you head into the office. Then stash those extra dollars back into your budget.
3. Upgrade Your Sleep on the Cheap.
Getting enough sleep is a huge part of being healthy. Have you been eyeing that king bed, just waiting to up-size, so that you can start getting a good night's sleep? Just imagine... plenty of space to roll around and stretch out, without disturbing your partner? At Mattress Firm, we know that size matters when it comes to your mattress, so we help ensure you can get the bed you want, at a price you can afford. Not only can you stretch your budget further at Mattress Firm, but you can finally stretch out in the bed of your dreams.
4. Buy The Essentials in Bulk.
During your trips to the grocery store, be sure to stock up on the staple items (whole grains, canned and dry goods, frozen produce) in bulk. Grocery stores and big warehouse stores like Costco and Sam's Club typically offer deals on items when you buy more of them — so you get more bang for your buck.
Don't let your budget keep you from being healthy. Try adding these simple tips to your life and watch the savings grow without sacrificing your health.