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Wellness Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank | Collaboration | Public Health Library

Uppdaterat: 14 mars 2021

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all doing well, I must admit life does have it's ups and downs and due to how the world is at this time we are all dealing with our every days at our own pace and that is understandable. I enjoy researching, listening and keeping an open mind as that has worked wonders for me. The past month I have been lucky to been working with Jennifer McGregor that writes articles at public health library and she reached out to me wanting to write an guest article about how to achieve a head-to-toe health and I am all about that! I honestly felt happy that Jennifer reached out to me and down below I will share her wonderful article for all of you wonderful lovelies to read, be inspired by and perhaps help you in your every day journey.

Wellness Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

We all want to be healthy. But, unfortunately, many of us fall into the misguided belief that to be healthy we have to be in a financial position to afford gym memberships and private-label, pre-packaged diet plans. This is a lie. The truth is that we have the power to change how we look and feel without suffering the anxiety of overspending. Here are some tips that will help you save yourself and your bank account.

Think outside of the box.

Think about your current wellness habits. Do you spend money on expensive bubble baths, bath bombs, or fragrant lotions? While these all have their place, they are not necessary, and you can put the money that you would spend on these aside for more impactful experiences, such as acupuncture. Health magazine explains that acupuncture may help with everything from urinary incontinence and hot flashes to back pain and stress. Practising yoga can have many of the same benefits, and it can unify the mind, body, and spirit.

Clean and declutter.

Decluttering and cleaning your home won’t cost much, but it can have a major impact on your wellness. A messy home can bring about negative feelings and anxiety, while a clutter-free space will allow you to focus, think positively, and improve relationships with loved ones. Once you’ve tossed unused items, give your home a deep cleaning and open some windows to let in the outdoor air.

Check your diet at the door.

We are often conditioned to believe that fast is better. Unfortunately, fast food is often full of fat and preservatives that don’t do anything other than satisfy hunger temporarily.

If you want to be at your healthiest best, look at your diet. Make sure that you are eating inexpensive foods such as spinach, tomatoes, carrots, and blueberries every day.

Avoid the temptation to add unhealthy snacks, such as potato chips and pre-packaged cakes, to your shopping list, and eat healthier versions of your favourite foods. Every Shade of Food has many healthy vegan recipes that you can try whether you’d like to prepare cabbage rolls, potato hash, or shepherd’s pie.

Strap on your running shoes.

Gym memberships are so 2019! And there are few exercises that are more beneficial than running. According to Active, running helps your body fight diseases and can boost your weight loss efforts along with your confidence. It’s a stress-relieving activity that may even eliminate depression.

The downside here is that you will have to spend money on great footwear and athletic clothing to get the most out of your run since comfort is key. Fortunately, even if you prefer big-brand names, you can usually find savings. Search your favourite store’s coupon section or look online for special discounts to curb sticker shock before you shop.

Stretch it out.

Before you pound the pavement (or even get out of bed) it’s a good idea to consider stretching. Not only does this improve your range of motion, it can also reduce the risk of injuries. Stretching can help you have better posture and it’s a great way to relieve tension. A quick five-minutes stretching routine can get your day started off on the right foot. Keep in mind, however, that, although you may feel some discomfort in the early days, stretching should not be painful.

When it comes to health, consistency is key. All of the above activities, as well as taking time for yourself, getting enough sleep, and avoiding unhealthy habits, such as smoking and drinking, can help you live a healthy life without a hefty price. By changing your habits and prioritizing your health every day, you’ll look good, feel good, and will have the energy and stamina to go out there and live your best life.

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Written by Jennifer McGregor

Thank you for this collab! See you all on Wednesday my lovelies! Gelica

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