10 Tips for saving money and staying fit

For those of us feeling the squeeze, health and wellness often find themselves at the bottom of the priority list. However, with a few key strategies, it’s possible to look after both your body and your bank balance.


Sarah Bull

3/7/20243 min read


For those of us feeling the squeeze, health and wellness often find themselves at the bottom of the priority list. However, with a few key strategies, it’s possible to look after both your body and your bank balance. Today, GainsSquared explores some of the ways you can save money while improving your overall fitness.

Save on Groceries

Savings start at the grocery store. If you want to improve your diet and eat more cost effectively, you can try to bulk buy and focus more on cheap, healthy options – items like canned tomatoes, beans, rice, lentils, whole grains, and nuts can be used in a variety of healthy dishes.

You may also want to reconsider your meat-eating habits. This is not only great for the environment and your physical well-being – meat (especially red) is also amongst the more expensive items at the store. Plant-based proteins will provide a more lightweight alternative and, in many cases, can be grown at home. For an added savings bonus, try to adapt your diet to the season, buying vegetables when they’ve been produced locally.

Start a Business

One of the more resourceful ways to save money on a healthy lifestyle is to monetize it. Whether you’re interested in blogging, opening a yoga studio, selling sports gear or personal training, there are viable options that will keep you locked into your wellness and give you opportunities to profit simultaneously. Be sure to draft a business plan, which should describe the company, outline a selling strategy, propose a structure, and include any financial requirements and projections.

Helpful Apps

If you’re serious about saving cash and getting healthier, you’ll find plenty of help in the way of technology. Apps can help us to track our steps, monitor eating habits, find discounts or alert us to free unused food. These recent, popular downloads can be used to find any still-good leftovers from supermarkets or restaurants. Just be certain to research ahead and check reviews before you opt-in.

Marketing Your Business

A business card not only leaves a lasting impression but also stands out more than an email, providing potential customers and clients of your wellness business with something tangible to remember you by. Unlike digital communication, a physical business card serves as a constant reminder of your services and the personal connection established during your initial meeting.

Designing a personalized business card has never been easier, thanks to pre-made templates that allow for extensive customization. You can add your own images, text, choose your color schemes, and select the font that best represents your brand's identity. With these tools at your disposal, creating a business card that reflects the essence of your wellness business is straightforward. For more information on how to create your personalized business card, click here.

Cut Back on Driving

For many Americans, gas ranks amongst our most pressing costs. By ditching (or limiting your use of) cars, you can improve your fitness and slash expenses. Check cycling lanes in your local area. After all, many US cities have policies in place to accommodate those who want to get active and help the environment.

Optimize Your Home

Maintaining a healthy home is essential, but it's not always easy. Vacuuming is an important part of keeping a home clean and healthy, especially since vacuums are designed to remove dirt,

dust, and pet hair that can collect on carpets and hardwood floors. Not only does regular vacuuming help control build up over time, but it also helps to reduce allergens and other irritants in the air. To get the best results, use a corded vacuum for hard-to-reach spots.

Exercise More

Working out doesn’t have to begin and end at the gym – you can supplement your at-the-gym training with an at-home fitness routine. Start by looking into low-cost weights and workout equipment for use at home. You can also satisfy your cardio requirements with jogging, cycling, or hiking - just make sure you have the right footwear, and you’re running on the right surfaces.

You can also get your steps by simply walking on a regular basis. Taking brisk walks around the block or at a nearby park allows you to stay active while also getting in some fresh air. If you don’t happen to live in a walkable neighborhood, find an area with a high Walk Score (70 and above is best), which measures any locale’s walkability.

Explore Homemade Alternatives

Unbeknownst to many of us, a large proportion of the products and chemicals we use for cleaning or beauty can be made at home. If you’re spending large amounts of money on one type of product, it may be worth looking into DIY alternatives – these will often reduce chemicals and save you heaps of cash, as well.

Get Healthy Without Spending a Fortune

When your health is in a spiral and you’re bleeding cash, the solution is often a mixture of hard work and resourcefulness. With a smart approach, you can drastically improve your fitness and save extra funds in the process.

Precision Financial is here to help you plan for your financial future. Questions? We look forward to hearing from you!

The Healthy Way: Tips for Saving Money and Staying Fit

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