How To Stay Healthy Without Breaking The Bank
Being healthy and in good physical shape is even more important in this modern age of desk jobs, internet and on demand TV series, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Online voucher code and money saving website My Voucher Codes have created a handy guide that shows you how you can stay fit and healthy while saving money too.
- Make a shopping list and stick to it; don’t be swayed by ‘buy one get one free’ offers or deals on things you don’t need. Planning your meals in advance is a good way of achieving this.
- Use voucher codes and coupons to save money at the checkout.
- Make big batches of meals and freeze the left overs, this not only saves you time but also money too.
- Look in the reduced aisle for veg and cook in bulk for soups and stews.
- Buy frozen vegetables to save money and prep time.
- Try supermarket own brands instead of branded goods.
- Local markets are great for saving money on fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
- Shop for food which is in season.
- Buy cheaper cuts of meat and experiment with different meals.
- Try to avoid shopping when hungry as it could lead to you spending more.
- Replace some of your meat with other foods high in proteins such as legumes, eggs and beans.
Daily money saving tips
- Avoid the coffee shop and make your own in a reusable coffee cup.
- Take your own lunch to work instead of buying it on the go.
- Turn the shower down; cold showers have a number of benefits including increasing alertness, improving circulation, stimulating weight loss and reducing your energy bills.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Ditch takeaways and make your own healthy versions at home.
- Get some recipe books for healthy, affordable and fast meals to cook at home.
- Check out free apps to help monitor your health and fitness.
- Some apps allow you to add in what you eat and drink, allowing you to track calories and fitness wearables can be used to track steps, exercise and even your sleep patterns.
- Walking for 10,000 steps (approximately 30 mins) is a great way of increasing the amount of physical activity you do.
- Take the stairs instead of the lift or hop off the bus a stop early to get your legs moving.
- Keep an eye out for local gyms offering free/discounted lessons.
- Forget about buying the latest fitness DVDs, instead use YouTube videos for workouts and exercises.
- Use household items to work out with instead of buying expensive weights. Bottles of water and tins of food make great weights, while jogging up the stairs is a great way of getting your heart rate up.
Managing Director of My Voucher Codes Chris Reilly commented:
“Some of us may have put on a bit of weight over Christmas and New Year, or are struggling to lose a few extra pounds and have probably added getting fit and healthy to our New Year’s resolutions. Many people will have also added saving money to that list too, so can you do both? Yes, you can! Following our helpful hints and tips you should be able to lose the pounds from your body whilst not losing pounds from your wallet.”
Adding, “It’s important to look at your health and fitness as a long term investment and careful planning, clever shopping and using helpful hacks will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle without spending thousands. Hopefully our advice will give you some inspiration to get started on your resolutions.”