Your health isn’t something you should mess with and you should always seek medical advice and treatment when you need
to – even if it does cost.
But to look after your everyday health and fitness, there are some cheap alternatives
to gyms and expensive fad diets.
Healthy Eating on a budget
If you have ever joined a diet
plan or club, or tried the prepared diet foods from the supermarket, then you’ll realise that diet food is very expensive.
But don’t get this confused with healthy food – which is quite affordable if you know what to look for….
Getting Fit on a budget
- Drink lots of water. And TAP water is fine!
- Cut back on take-away meals - they are fatty, salty and processed
– and they cost more than eating at home.
- Grow your own fruit and veges – or at least grow what you can!
Fresh is best for your health and it’s cheap too!
- Cut back on meat, and eat more beans, lentils and other protein
- Fill up on leafy green vegetable.
Gyms and fitness
clubs are a great way to keep fit, but gym fees and training sessions can be quite costly. But the good news is that you don’t
need to join a gym or fitness club to get fit! And you don’t need to purchase any expensive home exercise equipment
So you don’t have to spend a fortune
to look after your health.
- Just walk or ride a bike! Or jog for a higher level of intensity. You can do this anywhere, anytime
- Start your own training group with your neighbours or friends – it’s excellent motivation and
you can all learn from each other.
- Weights can be made from a number of household items – bottles filled with
sand, sand bags, and so on.
- Try Pilates type exercises where you use your own body weight to provide the resistance
for strength training – you can Google free pilates exercises too.
And PLEASE cut back on cigarettes and excessive alcohol – as well as being bad
for your health, cigarettes and excessive alcohol costs a lot of money.
Quitting bad habits can be hard, so try
reducing your consumption of these items by a little bit each week. For example, if you normally smoke 10 cigarettes per day,
at the start of the day get out 9 cigarettes as your daily ration. After a week, drop to 8 cigarettes per day and so on until
you quit altogether!