Five Money-Saving Health Tips

Trying to get healthy on a budget? We’re here to help. Check out these money-saving health tips now.

February 20, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

It can seem like a challenge to stay on track with your health goals on a budget, but it doesn’t have to be! We have some easy-to-follow instructions on how to save money and keep you well.

Click the photos below to get some easy, money-saving health tips today!

Use Your Gym Benefits

 

If you’re thinking of joining a gym but can’t afford it, many health insurance companies give their employees money back just for joining! Get on track with your health goals and make sure you’re using all fitness benefits available to you.

 

Exercise Outside
or at Home

 

Not a fan of gyms? There’s no need to join if you can get up the motivation yourself. Get pumped up with your favorite music at work. Or do some jumping jacks and stretches at home instead of sitting while watching TV. Stay fit during the winter, and try some of these exercises at home.

 

Eat Clean and In-Season

 

This might not sound like a way to save money, but eating clean and in-season will help you save on medical costs later. Plus, in-season fresh vegetables cost less and taste better, as they’re at peak freshness. Frozen vegetables are also cheap and good to have on hand for quick and healthy meals.

 

Be Mindful of Portion Sizes

 

Portion sizes have nearly tripled over the past 20 years, according to the National Institutes of Health. Cut foods like cheese, pasta, bread, and chocolate into smaller pieces or eat only half. Try to share an entrée or order just an appetizer when eating out. This way, you’ll save money and improve your health.

 

Try to Meal Prep

 

Plan your meals for the week, or even a few days ahead of time, and save money! Start small and make a healthy lunch for each day of the week instead of buying food. Keep a healthy, stocked fridge and you’ll know exactly what’s going into the food you cook. Your health will benefit as well.

 
 

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Sources
“Vary your veggies,” Choose my plate. July 25, 2017.
https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets

“Portion Distortion,” National Institutes of Health. April 1, 2015.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eat-right/portion-distortion.htm

“Larger Portion Sizes,” National Institutes of Health. February 13, 2013.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/news-events/matte1.htm

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