There are a lot of excuses that people will make to avoid making the lifestyle changes that will really benefit their health. We’ve heard them all before. Some of them are real, some of them are not so valid. But when it comes to money, that’s a valid concern that needs to be addressed. If someone feels like they don’t have the money to invest in getting fit, all they need is a little correction. Here, we’ll look at how you get healthy without tiring out your finances.
Plan your meals
There’s a long-running misconception. It’s that eating healthy is a lot more expensive than eating otherwise. When you look at the individual costs of healthy, whole ingredients, it can be easy to see why. Especially if your idea of healthy eating is just a different kind of ‘low fat’ processed food. The truth is that healthy eating can be way cheaper. You just have to be efficient with it. You need to plan your meals around a set amount of ingredients. The more of an ingredient you use across different meals, the fewer ingredients you have to buy for the week. There are even sites that can help you craft a meal plan for just about any fitness goal you might have.
Skip the gym
We’re not telling you to throw out the idea of working out. For any healthy lifestyle, you have to be willing to work. However, you don’t have to be willing to fork out for gym costs, which we know can burn a hole in your pocket. For one, you might want to consider changing how you look at gym costs. If it’s cheaper, you might want to consider a gym that uses a ‘pay as you go’ method. Otherwise, why not take the time to set up your own gym? With a bike, or in the swimming pool, it’s easy to meet your cardio needs. You don’t need a gym to meet all your muscle toning/building needs, either. Take your time building up your collection of things like kettlebells and Parallettes. It’s a lot better value for money in the long-run. The right equipment can help you exercise all the muscle groups you would in the gym. It’s about learning how to use them.
Get a personal trainer on your phone
If you don’t need a gym then you most definitely do not need to pay for someone to tell you how good you’re doing. Nowadays, it’s easy to learn what you need to do and how much you’ve progressed with the right apps. They fit different purposes, too. Everything from calculating rep sets and your progress to how you bike. If you have a smartphone, then you already have all the personal training you need.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. With the right tools and choices, you don’t have to spend on gym subscriptions and super expensive meals. We hope the tips above help you make those lifestyle changes all the more cheaply.