If your motivation to save money is greater than your motivation to pursue a healthy lifestyle, try pursuing both. Use the suggestions below to achieve your fitness goals and save money to encourage yourself to keep doing both.
Once you start your fitness program you will save money on processed foods and soft drinks. There’s nothing like looking at calories to discourage eating a single cookie that has 75 calories or soft drinks loaded with sugar. Your new focus on health will also discourage using artificial sweeteners and eating high-calorie snacks which will trim your food bill and your waistline.
According to statistics and government reports such as those published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, exercise can help prevent most of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as assorted afflictions that affect people who are overweight. Look no further than your healthcare costs to know that your fitness program can translate into dollars saved in medical costs.
In addition to preventing some of the physical limitations caused by arthritis exercise has been found to lessen the pain of arthritis. Less pain means you’ll be taking less pain medication which will save you money.
You can save money on your electric bill by exercising instead of running your television or computer for entertainment. While some people exercise and watch TV, much exercise is done out of the house or away from the television set.
You can save money on going out to the mall or to eat just because you’re bored by having a fitness routine. If your fitness routine is boring consider adding new exercises or alternating the types of exercises you do on different days. You’re not likely to impulse buy when you’re at the gym or outside running.
You’ll take fewer sick days from colds if you incorporate exercise into your life. The connection between helping your immune system and exercise is supported by reliable medical authorities that claim that even when you do get sick you’ll be sick for less time from common colds and viruses than individuals who don’t exercise.
Exercise is considered helpful in maintaining your skin reducing the need to buy expensive acne remedies or other skin creams which will save you money.
Exercise has some connection to reducing feelings of stress and minor symptoms of depression though there are different reasons as to why offered by different studies. For purposes here, it doesn’t matter how these feelings of less stress and depression are accomplished it’s enough to say that feeling emotionally well will save money on all the things you spend money on to make yourself feel better if you’re stressed or unhappy.
A recent study that you should consider found that some people who exercise a lot drink more alcohol than other individuals. While the study will be followed by other studies, if you drink be very cautious about your drinking patterns because of the obvious health concerns created by alcohol consumption and because alcoholic beverages are expensive and can reduce the money savings you get by pursuing a fitness program.
Combine your motivation to save money with your motivation to exercise and succeed at both. Use the suggestions above to consider the real savings you can achieve with your fitness plan.