While inflation may be starting to stall, prices on just about everything are still up year over year. Unfortunately, salaries haven’t kept pace. If you’re looking for ways to save money without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle, you’ll find them in today’s tips, which are brought to you by NutriMagic.
Cook at home.
It might sound like a no-brainer, but cooking at home is one of the simplest and easiest ways to save money. The price of a meal out has gone up, and quality has gone down. Learn how to cook and pack your lunches, and you may save up to $2500 per year or more. Even better is that you control the fat, salt, and sugar you intake each day.
Buy in bulk when you can.
Look for ways to buy in bulk, which can help you save on your health staples, like rice, beans, and whole grains. Many grocery stores offer hefty per-serving discounts when you buy in bulk. Pricing is usually easy to find right on the sticker, and the more in my basket blog from NC State University shares that you can figure out cost per ounce or pound. Make sure to compare both sale and regular prices of store-brand foods, as you may wind up with a better deal paying full price for generics.
Make money showcasing your habits.
Heard of TikTok? Of course you have. What you might not realize, however, is that many health and wellness influencers, including former gym teacher Matt Morsia, make a great living posting their health and fitness tips on the platform. Now’s a great time to monetize your healthy habits. You can use social platforms, blogs, or even get to work opening a yoga or fitness studio. As you get started, this site may prove helpful in creating your marketing materials, such as business cards. Business cards remain relevant in today’s environment, and there are plenty of templates that help you design your color scheme, imagery, and text quickly and easily so that you can pass out a professional calling card wherever you go.
Skip the gym.
If you don’t want to invest in a monthly gym membership and don’t have the space or funds for a home gym, exercise outside. Fitness Nation explains that working out outside bolsters mental health, challenges your body, and even relieves stress. Importantly, it’s also free.
Know your deficiencies.
Many of us are unknowingly deficient in some vitamins and minerals. Supplement these, and you may feel better, which can lead you to spending less on your health care needs. If you’re low on magnesium, for example, you might experience frequent nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, and even personality changes. Restore what’s missing, and you’ll enjoy better health in the long run.
Look for free resources.
Depending on where you live, you have access to plenty of free health resources, such as dental clinics, health fairs, fitness classes, and support groups. You can also find lots of great health information online, but make sure that you utilize reputable resources. The University of Michigan offers a list of multiple resources, including the Mayo Clinic and several government sites.
It’s not hard to prioritize your wellness, even when you’re on a budget. Today’s tips, which include everything from buying in bulk to skipping the gym and opting for outdoor exercise can help you stay in shape, eat well, and live even better. And remember, you may even be able to capitalize on your healthy habits if you don’t mind logging your activities online and aren’t shy about passing out a business card.
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