Break a Sweat, Not Your Budget

September 26, 2019

Being healthy shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Gym memberships, protein powder, and workout accessories can be useful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but the price you pay for them add up quickly. Luckily, there are several ways you can focus on your fitness while being friendly to your wallet.
1. Invest in a Kettlebell
The kettlebell is arguably the most versatile training tool out there. It is easy to store, and using it will help you work out most of your muscles. Kettlebell swings, squats, lunges, rows, and twists are just a few of the exercises you can do. A 15-pound kettlebell can cost $12. Considering how much use you can get out of it; a kettlebell is a low cost great investment.
2. Drink More Water
Working out is great, but if you aren’t giving your body the proper fuel it needs, you’re not going to get very far. Water is the best “fuel” you can put into your body.  Some of the health benefits linked with drinking water include protecting your spinal cord, energizing muscles, and minimizing caloric intake. Think of how much money you can save in your weekly budget when you replace sugary drinks with water. 
3. YouTube Videos 
Are you the type of person that needs to see a workout before you try it yourself? Instead of hiring a personal trainer, why not look up some workouts on the internet? YouTube has thousands of different instructional fitness videos, including yoga, high-intensity workouts, weight training, and so much more! The best part is you can work out at your own pace without paying anything.
4. Fitness Apps 
Another low cost and sometimes free to use tool are fitness apps. These apps can provide you in-depth articles on new fitness trends, workout guides, functioning food journals, and plans to help you reach your goals. 
Being healthy does not require spending a lot of money. With the right mindset and a creative approach, anyone can achieve their fitness goals while staying within a budget.

Tags: Tips and Tricks, Budgeting, Money Management