How To Be Healthy On a Budget

Posted February 12, 2019 by in Health + Fitness

Everyone wants to feel fit and healthy, but this can be challenging if you do not have the income that allows you to splash out on gym memberships, workout supplements, healthy snacks, exercise equipment and other expensive health and fitness products/services. Fortunately, you do not have to have a huge income to get into shape and lead a happy, healthy and active lifestyle and there are a number of tips to follow which could have a big impact on many areas of your life.

Health and wellbeing should not be reserved for those that have enough disposable income and the following advice proves this:


Healthcare coverage can be expensive which is why the excellent Medicaid Government program is ideal for those on a low income. This is available if you fall within the age bracket of 65 or over. If this applies to you, it can give you peace of mind. Otherwise you may know a senior relative or loved one who could benefit from this program. Eligibility varies from state to state so you will need to look online to see if you can get help with various medical costs. If you live in Texas, for example, then you can fill out a Texas Medicaid application at Even if you have a lower income, it is essential that you have coverage so that any health issues can be prevented or treated quickly.


Exercise is, of course, one of the most important areas of being fit and healthy. It can be helpful to have a gym membership and access to swimming pools, saunas, etc., but it is not essential. Here are a few suggestions for ways that you can exercise without spending money:

You do not need fancy gym equipment to get into shape, and simply increasing your activity on a daily basis can do wonders for your fitness levels.

If you’re struggling to figure out how to get a good workout in from home, check out this equipment-free home workout routine from WorkoutCave.


Diet is the other cornerstone of good health. There are always shakes, supplements and powders which are advertised, but you do not need these to get the nutrients that you need to be healthy as they can be found in food and by drinking enough water.

Additionally, a healthy diet can be much more affordable than an unhealthy one of you know how to cook – if you are not a confident cook then look online for easy to follow, healthy recipes.

A superb way to slash your grocery bill each month and a fun and rewarding activity to try is to grow your own vegetables. This can be relatively easy to do and you do not necessarily need a huge garden to be able to do this. 

Look After Your Mental Health

Being happy and healthy is also about looking after your mental health. Fortunately, you do not need to spend a fortune to be able to do this with a few good options including:

  • Socializing
  • Pampering yourself at home
  • Meditation
  • Hobbies
  • Speaking with friends about worries
  • Doing things that you enjoy doing

As you can see, you do not have to spend a fortune to get into shape and lead an active lifestyle. Being happy and healthy is something that everyone is entitled to, and you can achieve this with the above information.

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