New Year’s resolution: save money on getting healthy
by Shelley Langenhorst
Along with losing weight and getting healthy, saving money is a top New Year’s resolution for many. Instead of thinking of these goals as mutually exclusive, learn how you can accomplish them all at once!
Check out our tips on how to save money on being healthy and you just might accomplish your other resolutions in the process.
Cut back on eating out
A major way to save money and calories this year is to cut back on the amount your family dines out every week. Decide only to eat out once per week, then watch your waistlines shrink while your bank account grows!
Not only do restaurant meals cost much more than home-cooked fare, but they are often calorie bombs. Cooking at home means you can control the food that your family eats while better managing your budget.
Start brown bagging it for work and school to save on lunches during the week as well.
Lower your grocery bill
Think eating healthy is more expensive? Think again! When you focus on whole, fresh foods and consider buying grains in bulk, eating healthy is actually a lot more affordable than not. Ditch processed, boxed foods and plan your meals around the produce aisle.
Take advantage of your store’s weekly sales and only purchase the produce that is on sale. Buying seasonally also guarantees a lower grocery bill. Don’t forget to browse our extensive grocery coupon selection and check out more ideas on how to eat healthy on a budget.
Ditch the gym
Though working out at a gym can offer a variety of classes and motivation to exercise, you don’t have to spend money to be fit. Walking, running and total body exercises are all free and can be done anywhere!
Use a movie rental subscription like Netflix to vary your workouts with new DVDs. Team up with a friend for a standing walking date on your lunch break. And check out no equipment needed exercises you can do for free!
Lower your medical costs
Being healthy can cut back on doctor’s visits and lead to cheaper medical costs for the entire family. A healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise is the number one way to protect yourself from chronic diseases like diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease.
Cutting down on sugar and junk in your diet can also lead to cheaper dentist bills as you will need fewer cavities filled each year. Insurance costs can even decrease with a healthy and active lifestyle.
Check out our grocery coupons for easy ways to save today.
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