Why is it that it’s so easy (and cheap) to make unhealthy decisions? It’s almost impossible to go to Whole Foods without spending an entire paycheck, yet you can get several meals at McDonald’s for under $10. Something’s just not right about that. Being healthy shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we’ve compiled a few simple ways that you can get healthy and fit without beating up your budget.
1. Try At-Home Workouts or Class Pass.
You don’t have to pay top dollar to get in your daily workout or try the fitness classes you’ve been eyeing. Specialty gyms and studios can range from $100-$200 per month, which can eat up a huge portion of your monthly budget. Instead, find free workout videos on YouTube or download a program like Kayla Itsine’s workout app. Other sites like Class Pass let you try out a multitude of different fitness studios near you, for a fraction of the cost — so you’re getting a variety of exercises for cheap. Or get creative and lace-up your shoes. Nothing beats a walk around the neighborhood or a jog on your local running trail. The possibilities are endless.
2. Bring Your Lunch With You Instead of Eating Out.
Not only is bringing your lunch with you to school or work less expensive than dining at your favorite lunch spot, it’s also an easy way to make sure you’re getting healthy foods. Save the extra cash you’re spending on eating out and pack your leftover dinner or make a salad or sandwich at home before you head into the office. Then stash those extra dollars back into your budget.
3. Upgrade Your Sleep on the Cheap.
Getting enough sleep is a huge part of being healthy. Have you been eyeing that king bed, just waiting to up-size, so that you can start getting a good night’s sleep? Just imagine… plenty of space to roll around and stretch out, without disturbing your partner? At Mattress Firm, we know that size matters when it comes to your mattress. That’s why we recently announced The Big Price Drop — so you can get the bed you want, at a price you can afford. For the first time ever, we’ve dropped the price on every brand of king mattress to the price of a queen and on every brand of queen to the price of a twin. With this deal, not only can you stretch your budget further but you can finally stretch out in the bed of your dreams.
4. Buy The Essentials in Bulk.
During your trips to the grocery store, be sure to stock up on the staple items (whole grains, canned and dry goods, frozen produce) in bulk. Grocery stores and big warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s Club typically offer deals on items when you buy more of them — so you get more bang for your buck.
Don’t let your budget keep you from being healthy. Try adding these simple tips to your life and watch the savings grow without sacrificing your health.
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The Savvy Savers is the new team of top-notch budget-aficionados behind The Daily Doze. Experts in how you can stretch your dollar the furthest, these savings-gurus search far and wide to identify the best steals and deals to help you get what you want at unbeatable prices. Upgrading your home can be daunting – whether that’s crafting a DIY headboard, or buying all new bedroom furniture. But don’t let it intimidate you. The Savvy Savers are here to break down where your budget should go, and how you can stretch it further, no matter what the project. From simple DIY projects to where to find the best holiday savings, The Savvy Savers will help you get the most value out of every project.