If you invest in your health and live a healthy lifestyle, you could not only prevent diseases, but also save a ton of money along the way. However, investing in your health can feel daunting. Gym memberships can be expensive, healthy food feels like it costs an arm and a leg, and it’s hard to know which investments will pay off and which ones will just suck your money down the drain. Here are some ways you can invest in your health without breaking the bank.
1. Comfortable running shoes
Get yourself fitted at a running store and buy the pair of shoes that fits best. If you really want to save, note the brand and the size you’re looking for and check to see if it’s cheaper online. Paying the store price is a good way to return the favor of the work they do sizing you, so check to see if they’ll match the price you found online if it’s cheaper.
Then set yourself a running goal and establish a regular routine. It costs nothing to run through your neighborhood or on the local high school track. Make it more fun by running with a buddy or joining a running meetup. (See also: The 5 Best Women’s Running Shoes)
If running isn’t your thing, try walking. Again, get yourself fitted for a proper pair of shoes and establish a regular routine several times a week. As your fitness improves, you can increase your distance. And walking is another activity that doesn’t have to cost a dime.
2. Incorporate exercise naturally
If don’t have much time for workouts each day, find ways to incorporate little bits of exercise into things you already do. Take the stairs, park in the back of the lot, clean your house regularly — these adjustments add up and keep your body moving. It won’t cost you a dime to park farther away or to take the stairs whenever possible, but it will cost you some time. It’s still an investment that’s absolutely worthwhile. (See…
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