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Staying Healthy On A Budget

There are a lot of things in life that I put value into and my health and wellness is a big one. After all, if I’m not healthy I can’t be the kind of mom and wife I want to be. But it’s also important to keep our finances in check, and that’s why there are so many great things you can still do while staying healthy on a budget.

Staying Healthy On A Budget

Plan your meals/shop for deals: One of the biggest ways to stay healthy on a budget is to both meal plan and shop deals. If you want to shop at Whole Foods by all mean do that, but still shop for deals. Every store has coupons, sales, etc. By meal planning, you can find deals and also ensure you are eating healthy.

Eat whole foods: No I do not mean the store, haha but I do mean eating fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, etc. Whole good foods. Don’t fill your body with processed things even though it can be tempting. Cheap does not = healthy always. Plus farmer’s markets are a great place to find amazing healthy foods for a fraction of the cost.

Use free health apps: I love using health apps and most of them are free. Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, iTrackBites, etc. These are great ways to track fitness without spending money!

Reuse water bottles: I have a Stanley which was a bigger investment water bottle, but I take it everywhere and never buy water. Buying water out can get very expensive and bottled water is also not super great for the environment. Plus the Stanley holds 40oz and I always find myself drinking more water from it.

Check out free exercise classes, trials: Most things like Obe Fitness, Peloton, Barre studios, etc have free trials and they are an awesome way to workout and try workouts that may be different from what you normally do.

Take advantage of your surroundings: Trails, lakes, your own neighborhood, a free apartment gym, all things you can use to get exercise and stay healthy without spending much money! If you live in an apartment or condo with a gym you are already paying for the amenities so you may as well use them!

How are you staying healthy on a budget?

 

This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for 2021.

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18 Comments

  1. Thank you for the tips! I love that there are so many free exercise apps right now!

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    Published 6.17.20
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  2. Akash paul wrote:

    Staying healthy keeps you wealthy. Thanks for sharing great tips for a healthy living.

    Published 6.17.20
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  3. Stephanie wrote:

    Meal planning is a big help! I’ve been meal planning for years now. I also use a few cash back apps like iBotta. And free apps are the best!

    Published 6.17.20
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  4. Kristine Nicole Alessandra wrote:

    For us to stay healthy on a budget, I practice wise shopping choices. I get whatever fruit is in season, and I get them from the farmers market. Not a single member of my family has gym membership. We do our own exercises, and keep physically active – walk instead of drive or spend time gardening, weeding, or mowing the lawn. We also make our own meals from scratch. It is healthier (and costs less) than buying the pre-cooked, pre-packaged stuff in the grocery stores.

    Published 6.18.20
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  5. Natalie wrote:

    These are great tips. Meal planing is a life and money saver indeed. I also save tons of money buying bulk foods and buying things on sale. Thanks for sharing this.

    Published 6.18.20
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  6. chad wrote:

    We’ve been trying to eat salads with nuts, these are not expensive, very healthy and so good!!

    Published 6.18.20
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  7. Elli Dsouza wrote:

    Thank you for the tips! I love that there are so many free exercise apps right now!

    Published 6.19.20
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  8. Elizabeth O wrote:

    I do everything you mentioned plus I look for discount coupons which can make a great difference. I also plan my shiopping ahead and go to specific places for specific items that I know are priced competiviely.

    Published 6.19.20
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  9. These are all such great tips!!! I recently started using a fitness/diet app that is free to help me stay on track!!

    Published 6.19.20
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  10. Jessie Jones wrote:

    Currently obsessed with the Peloton app for sure!

    Published 6.23.20
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  11. Thanks for sharing great tips for a healthy living.

    Published 7.7.20
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  12. These are all such great tips for healthy living.!

    Published 7.7.20
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  13. Gopal Roy wrote:

    I do everything you mentioned. Thanks for sharing a great tip

    Published 7.7.20
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  14. Great tips, recently I used some diet app that is free to help me to stay healthy.

    Published 7.7.20
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  15. Joline wrote:

    For us it’s really about moderation. We’ve learned to eat healthier over the years but still like to reward ourselves once in a while.

    Published 7.26.21
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  16. Hooda wrote:

    These are some excellent tips. I quit the gym to save some cash and bought an aerobic step a couple of months ago. It’s perfect 🙂 I don’t have to pay for the gym anymore, and I can stay fit by working out at home.

    Published 7.27.21
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  17. aisasami wrote:

    Today was Super Tuesday at the supermarket near my workplace. During the lunch break, I went shopping as there are bargains but also food that is discounted. My coworkers were super surprised but I just plan ahead for meals.

    Published 7.27.21
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  18. Just Juan wrote:

    Staying healthy on a budget for me means being extremely selective and focused on what I eat. When grocery shopping, I only shop for what I’ll need for no more than a 4-day period. I believe that purchasing grocery items that are likely to last more than 5 days skews one toward a lot of unhealthy and processed food.

    Published 7.27.21
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