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Staying Fit on a Budget

By Sara Butler

You don’t have to break the bank to keep yourself in shape. You can forget those expensive gym memberships or home gyms and get fit with these low-cost fitness solutions. Here is a guide to help you stay fit on a budget!

Online Fitness Videos

The internet gives you access to a wealth of knowledge, so stop using it to only update your social media profiles and watch funny cat videos all day. Instead, start using it to get fit. You can find many fitness videos, routines, and advice on YouTube. The best part is you can do them in the comfort of your own home.

Get Out and Walk

This piece of advice can actually help you to save money by not driving your car around so much. For short trips within walking distance, leave the car at home and hoof it. The National Institutes of Health report that people don’t get nearly enough exercise on a daily basis. You can easily solve this problem by walking more, and at the same time improve the health of your musculoskeletal system and reduce your risk of developing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s a winning solution for everyone!

Utilize Outdoor Gyms

Most parks have outdoor gyms that are free to use. They have the equipment and instructional posts that show you how to perform each exercise. It’s a great way to get out and get active, plus it’s easily something you can do with a friend.

There’s an App for That

If you have a smartphone, there are a ton of free fitness apps available to help you get in shape. You can track your progress through these apps to easily share your victories with your friends and family via social media. That’s a bonus because studies have shown people are more likely to follow through with their fitness efforts if they know people are watching them – it helps to keep you accountable!

Use Your Cleaning Routine

You may not realize it, but household chores are a great way to fit in exercise. Plus, it’s like killing two birds with one stone since you’re getting in your physical activity and cleaning your house at the same time! Anything you can do around the house to increase your heart rate counts, including raking leaves, vacuuming and mowing the lawn.

If you need more ideas about how you can stay in shape on the cheap, discuss it with your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic!

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