People often over complicate the matter of health. The truth is, you don’t need memberships to fancy gyms or your own high-tech fitness equipment. You don’t need expensive diet or weight loss products. You don’t even need to spend much on sportswear. In years gone by, people stayed perfectly fit and healthy without any of these things and you can too. Here are some of the ways you can live well without spending a fortune.
One of the most expensive things in your grocery cart each week is the meat. It’s not to say you should give it up completely (unless you want to of course) but using less and filling up your plate with vegetables and whole grains will be cheaper and healthier. Fresh vegetables aren’t expensive to buy, although they do spoil quickly, so people tend to waste money by not eating them quick enough. One way you can get around this is by batch cooking. Finely dice a whole host of veggies in the food processor, and whip up batches of bolognese, chili con carne and soups using them. Pop them into individual portions and freeze. Then you always have easy, healthy food on hand with no waste or spoiling. Stock up your pantry with whole grain rice, pasta, whole wheat flour and a good variety of herbs and spices. That way you always have healthy staples on hand which makes cooking meals that are good for you so much easier. Since many vegetables are flash frozen when they’re picked which seals in their nutrients, they can be as good for you as fresh. So you could buy frozen which is cheaper too if you’re on a budget. You can find out more from articles like http://www.livestrong.com/article/379533
Skip the diet pills and weight loss gimmicks as they simply don’t work. However, supplements are something entirely different and are beneficial. Multivitamins and fish oil will benefit just about everyone, you can buy these cheaply at the grocery store, and they generally contain the same ingredients as much more expensive varieties. If you workout, creatine, glucosamine and protein powder are all worthwhile investments. They can be expensive at full price so keep an eye out for deals and offers. For example, there are various deals for MyProtein here http://www.pluscodepromo.fr/reductions-code-promo-myprotein.html.
You don’t need fancy workout clothes to be able to exercise. Most highstreet stores have a ‘sports’ section which sells basic jogging bottoms, tops, and jackets for far less than you’d pay in a sportswear shop. Even a pair of leggings and a tank top is perfectly acceptable to workout in, which would cost you less than ten dollars!
Treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines and other types of fancy equipment are new inventions. Before they existed people managed to stay in shape just fine, and you can too. A jog or walk around the park will not only yield the same results, but its free and you get some fresh air too. A skipping rope or some resistance bands cost just a few dollars, or you could follow along to an exercise video on Youtube without spending a penny. You could arrange to have a kick around with friends or family at the park which gives you great bonding time as well as gets your body moving. There are more ideas on sites like http://www.brokeandhealthy.com/100-free-or-cheap-ways-to-exercise.