Hi personal finance bloggies! It’s ninja’s sister-in-law and I’m so excited to be able to jump into the world of blogging and write my first blog post ever! I don’t really know anything about personal finances, but I am very passionate about health and wellness, and being that I’m a college student, you know I live on a budget. Today I’m going to give you guys some tips on how to be healthy, but not break the bank. You don’t have to have a gym membership to reap the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle!
Take advantage of YouTube
Part of my daily routine is to do 8 minute abs and arms. It’s 100% free and so quick and easy. All you have to do is type in “8 minute abs or arms” into the search engine and 8 minutes later you’ll have a flat stomach and toned arms. (Of course you’ll need to do this more than once to see some results) Bonus tip: play the video on mute and use your own music for the workout…you WILL be thankful.
Read healthy living blogs
This past year I have discovered some great healthy living blogs and have learned so much from reading them, everything from different workouts to healthy recipes. You name it, there is a blog that writes about it. My personal favorite is Peanut Butter Fingers, go check her out, she’s funny , totally personal, and has the best workout advice and yummy healthy meals that anyone could whip up in a kitchen.
Take advantage of your environment
I know that we are not all lucky enough to live in beautiful San Diego, where the sun seems to shine everyday, but wherever you live, it is not hard to get outside, lace up a pair of running shoes, and go for a run. If you give it a chance, running can become one of the most rewarding, and free exercises you could ever do. Anyone can become a runner, believe me. Three years ago I loathed running, and now I’m running marathons, once you start, you just fall in love.
Find free workout classes in your community
There are always deals going on at different gyms, yoga studios, plates classes, ect. Core Power Yoga offers a week of free classes for new students, and gyms are always giving out free week passes for new people to come check out their facilities with the hopes of luring them in to a membership. If you’re willing to hunt around, you could potentially never have to pay to use a gym or take a fitness class.
Obviously there are a million different ways to incorporate healthy choices in to our daily lives. Hopefully you’ve found some of these tips/tricks helpful, but what I’m really hoping is that you share with me some of the ways you make healthy choices on the cheap. How (or where) do you workout? If you have a gym membership are you getting your monies worth? If you read any health blogs please leave them in the comments below so I can start following 🙂