Managing Your Health on a Budget: It Can Be Done!

Posted December 8, 2014 by in Health + Fitness

People think that taking care of your health means that you have to part with a lot of cash. Wrong! This could not be further from the truth. It’s easy to have a healthy body, soul, and mind on a shoestring.

Below are a few ways to be the pinnacle of good health without breaking the bank:


Invest in Good Food

Contrary to popular belief, you can eat right on a budget. You don’t have to load your freezer full of processed meals and cheap food. Just head to a store like Cosco and buy fresh produce in bulk. Once at home, wash your veggies and freeze them until you’re ready to cook. Fruit can be more problematic when it comes to freezing, so just buy what you’re actually going to eat so nothing goes bad.

If you have the space, you can even grow your own. Live in a city? Consider growing your own herbs and spices instead. All you need is a windowsill!

Take Advantage of Your Health Care

When it comes to managing your health, your healthcare provider can give you the low-down on your health. Whether you are going for a thyroid check or just making sure that you are in tip-top health, heading to your GP is a savvy move to make. After all, you need to make sure that you are living the fittest lifestyle that can be. Your doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider can give you some sound advice on how to do this.

Getting your vitamin levels checked once a year would be a great thing to do as well. Being low on essential vitamins could be the root cause of a lot of your issues. This could save you from having to make unexpected doctor visits.

Start Running

This would be a great New Year’s Resolution for 2015. When you are running, you are burning calories, not cash since running around the block is free. What could be better than that? You don’t have to have an expensive gym membership and a fully decked out gym wardrobe to train hard and be healthy. What’s more, this is an inexpensive way to become fit and fabulous.

There’s an App for That

With so much tech at our disposal, it’s time we start using it correctly. You need to make sure that you are taking advantage of a wide range of apps on the market. Nike Fitness, Map My Fitness, Cardiograph and Google Fit are all free apps that can help you take stock of your health. As they are free, all you have to worry about is losing weight, not money.

How do you stay healthy on a budget? Let us know in the comments below!