What's stopping you from reaching your health goals? For some, it's the time and energy involved. Others shy away from their aims, fearing the cost of a healthier lifestyle. Gym memberships, organic produce, and sports equipment all come with big price tags. But there are some steps you can take today to improve your well-being that are either free or actually save you money. Here are some suggestions from Dr. David Salv.
Cook at Home
Some people still believe it's cheaper to get a takeout rather than cook at home, but it's simply untrue. There are plenty of hearty, healthy meals you can create at home at a much lower price than the food you buy at a fast-food chain, and cutting out junk food can be one of the most beneficial things for your health. Just because you’re not eating junk food doesn’t mean you can’t have snacks.
Buy Healthful Home Products
There’s nothing more frustrating than purchasing a home product that is of poor quality or doesn’t meet your needs. Whether it’s a kitchen device or a piece of exercise equipment, you don’t want to waste money on products that don’t work. Fortunately, you can find unbiased reviews of a variety of home goods online. Having solid information about a potential purchase can help you save money by ensuring you aren’t wasting it.
Drink More Water
Few things in life are cheaper than water, especially tap water. Your municipal water may be rated as safe to drink, but you can invest in a filter if you prefer the taste. Replace sugar-filled sodas and juices with water. Track the amount you drink daily, and attempt to hit 4 to 6 cups a day. This not only comes with numerous health benefits, such as flushing bacteria and aiding digestion, but you're also much less likely to snack, cutting out a lot of unnecessary food in your diet.
Once you've developed this habit, you'll not only see improved health, but you also save money on groceries, as you've swapped unhealthy snacks and beverages for free and healthy water.
Take Advantage of Apps
Many free apps are available today to help form better habits, from diet to exercise. Use trackers to see the nutritional value of the food you eat and create goals to cut down on excessive amounts of sugars, carbohydrates, and calories. Pick up a free activity, such as jogging, taking advantage of the beautiful running trails in Savannah, and track the number of steps you take with an app. Create goals using a habit tracker. This introduces a sense of accountability and gives you a tangible representation of when you aren't achieving your goals, helping to maintain your new habit over weeks and months.
Monetize Your Health
You can even take a step further and make money from a healthy lifestyle. One way to stay invested in a new healthy hobby is to create some form of media around it. From weightlifting to yoga, you can track your journey and offer advice through blogs, podcasts, or videos online. With more experience, you can offer to teach classes.
Whatever you choose, make sure your brand stands out to prospective followers and clients. You’ll want that brand to be represented on your invoices to clients, and that’s easy to do via a service that makes their invoice maker free. You can customize a template of your choice with graphics, text, and colors that are inline with your brand identity. Once you have a design you like, you can download it to use as needed.
Get Good Advice
With the right advice and mindset, being healthy doesn't need to be a financial burden.