A Cost-Conscious Guide to Healthy Living

Healthy living doesn't have to mean spending big bucks on fancy gym memberships and green juices. In fact, it can help you save. Follow the tips below to get started.

Healthy living helps protect your mind and body—and can even have benefits for your bank account. When you lead a healthy life, you reduce the risk of medical problems, potentially lowering doctor's bills and insurance costs. Plus, many of the things you can do to live healthier, such as cooking at home instead of ordering delivery, will help you save money. Read on for tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while saving your hard-earned cash.

Find affordable ways to work out

You don't need a pricey gym membership to get in shape. There are many great workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home or backyard. Yoga, weight lifting, aerobics, pilates, and Zumba can all be done using online fitness tutorials. If you want to get out, try activities like hiking, cycling, or jogging. Swimming is another great option, especially on hot summer days.

Instead of driving, try other forms of transportation

If possible, look to alternative forms of transportation other than your car. Whenever possible, try walking or biking to your chosen destination instead of driving. According to Strong Towns, replacing car errands with bike errands can save up to $10,752 over ten years. Plus, you'll get the added benefit of more physical activity, and cycling can improve cardiovascular health and muscle tone.

Eat less meat and save money 

Certain types of meat are linked to poor health outcomes. For example, red meat is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Processed meats like bacon and ham are especially detrimental to your heart health. On top of that, eating less meat can save you money. Eating vegetarian just a few nights per week can save you up to $312 per year. For example, you can replace a sirloin steak with tofu.

Grow your own produce and spend less on groceries

You can further cut down on your food bill by growing your own fruits and vegetables at home. Nationwide offers a guide to getting started. You want to make sure that you have sufficient space with enough sunshine, and plant items that can thrive in your given climate. If you don't have a backyard for planting produce, you can look into local community gardens as an alternative.

Test the power of free health apps

Part of living a healthy lifestyle means tracking your day-to-day habits. Technology can support your efforts in many ways. For example, fitness apps like 7 Minute Workout and MyFitnessPal can help you ensure you're staying on top of your commitment to exercise. There are also apps that can help with meal planning, step counting, and even mental health. Many of these apps are free of charge.

Don't forget your oral health

Good health requires self-care from head to toe—or, in this case, tooth to toe! Make sure you're brushing and flossing regularly. Poor oral hygiene is linked to an increased risk of diseases like periodontal disease. Regular dental checkups are also essential. If you get nervous at the dentist's, there are technologies to help, like NuCalm and SleepArchiTx, which are designed for deep relaxation.

Consider monetizing your new healthy lifestyle

As you master healthy habits, consider sharing them with the world. You can monetize your healthy lifestyle, for example by opening up an exercise studio or selling healthy meal kits. Whatever business model you pursue, make sure it's strongly branded with a unique logo. This will help you stand out from the competition and raise awareness. Check out this free logo maker, where you can personalize your logo's style, icon, colors, and fonts.

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A Cost-Conscious Guide to Healthy Living

Healthy living doesn't have to mean spending big bucks on fancy gym memberships and green juices. In fact, it can help you save. Follow the tips below to get started.
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Healthy living helps protect your mind and body—and can even have benefits for your bank account. When you lead a healthy life, you reduce the risk of medical problems, potentially lowering doctor's bills and insurance costs. Plus, many of the things you can do to live healthier, such as cooking at home instead of ordering delivery, will help you save money. Read on for tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while saving your hard-earned cash.

Find affordable ways to work out

You don't need a pricey gym membership to get in shape. There are many great workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home or backyard. Yoga, weight lifting, aerobics, pilates, and Zumba can all be done using online fitness tutorials. If you want to get out, try activities like hiking, cycling, or jogging. Swimming is another great option, especially on hot summer days.

Instead of driving, try other forms of transportation

If possible, look to alternative forms of transportation other than your car. Whenever possible, try walking or biking to your chosen destination instead of driving. According to Strong Towns, replacing car errands with bike errands can save up to $10,752 over ten years. Plus, you'll get the added benefit of more physical activity, and cycling can improve cardiovascular health and muscle tone.

Eat less meat and save money 

Certain types of meat are linked to poor health outcomes. For example, red meat is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Processed meats like bacon and ham are especially detrimental to your heart health. On top of that, eating less meat can save you money. Eating vegetarian just a few nights per week can save you up to $312 per year. For example, you can replace a sirloin steak with tofu.

Grow your own produce and spend less on groceries

You can further cut down on your food bill by growing your own fruits and vegetables at home. Nationwide offers a guide to getting started. You want to make sure that you have sufficient space with enough sunshine, and plant items that can thrive in your given climate. If you don't have a backyard for planting produce, you can look into local community gardens as an alternative.

Test the power of free health apps

Part of living a healthy lifestyle means tracking your day-to-day habits. Technology can support your efforts in many ways. For example, fitness apps like 7 Minute Workout and MyFitnessPal can help you ensure you're staying on top of your commitment to exercise. There are also apps that can help with meal planning, step counting, and even mental health. Many of these apps are free of charge.

Don't forget your oral health

Good health requires self-care from head to toe—or, in this case, tooth to toe! Make sure you're brushing and flossing regularly. Poor oral hygiene is linked to an increased risk of diseases like periodontal disease. Regular dental checkups are also essential. If you get nervous at the dentist's, there are technologies to help, like NuCalm and SleepArchiTx, which are designed for deep relaxation.

Consider monetizing your new healthy lifestyle

As you master healthy habits, consider sharing them with the world. You can monetize your healthy lifestyle, for example by opening up an exercise studio or selling healthy meal kits. Whatever business model you pursue, make sure it's strongly branded with a unique logo. This will help you stand out from the competition and raise awareness. Check out this free logo maker, where you can personalize your logo's style, icon, colors, and fonts.

For more content like this, visit the Revere Partners blog.

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