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Feature Friday: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Stay Healthy on a Budget by Jennifer McGregor

Hey hey Thrifters!


I hope you all are staying in doors and staying safe. This Coronavirus pandemic is no joke. I've been staying in as much as possible. I work from home and I only go outside to go grocery shopping for essential items. In this time our health is super important. We need to be taking care of our bodies by eating right, taking our vitamins and still working out in the house. Today for feature Friday I’m featuring Jennifer McGregor founder of PublicHealthLibrary.org. She is sharing some helpful tips on how to stay and maintain your help on budget. Enjoy this great bog post from Jennifer!


3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Healthy Without Making a Huge Dent on Your Budget


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As humans, we want nothing more than to have a life well-lived. While there’s more than one way to realize such a goal, there’s little doubt that it all starts with a healthy body. Not only is it the key to longevity, but being healthy opens up countless opportunities to better enjoy all the wonderful things that life can offer.


There are, of course, plenty of things you can do in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. But at the most fundamental level, it all boils down to regular physical activity, consuming the right food, and making choices that serve not just your body, but your mind, too. So without further ado, here are some of the most effective—not to mention, cost-effective—health strategies that you can easily squeeze into your life.


Invest in motivation.

While the benefits of pursuing healthy habits are well-known, putting them into motion can be easier said than done. Indeed, most people need to be sufficiently motivated to make important lifestyle tweaks, such as starting an exercise routine and actually sticking to it long term.

No doubt, one of the best ways to keep yourself motivated and accountable is by investing in gear and tools that will push you to work on your fitness goals, as well as keep you on top of your progress. For instance, wearable tech like smartwatches easily let you track your heart rate, the calories you’ve burned, and a lot more. Best of all, these need not be hefty investments, as long as you do your due diligence and search for deals on fitness trackers from Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, etc.


Get creative.

Still on the subject of exercise, the first thing that inevitably comes to mind is the cost of gym or fitness studio memberships. While these can be worthwhile investments to your health, know that there are, in fact, other ways to get fit without the overhead. You just need to really get creative.

When the sun is shining and the weather is great, why not go outside and run or hike or cycle? Not only is this a great way to get some cardio in, but you also get the full benefit of the great outdoors—fresh air and all—for free.


Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing strategies for us to live a healthy fabulous life on a budget. To learn more about Jennifer go to PublicHealthLibrary.org for more dets!


Until next time Thrifters!


XO,


Patrice

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