Tip Tuesday

15 Ways to stay Healthy on a Budget

1. Snag free health apps from your phone

2. Sign up for a prescription saving program

3. Use coupons

4. Borrow (don’t buy) your next fitness DVD: Utilize your local library!

5. Talk it out: There’s a free self-help group out there for whatever is bothering you, whether it’s physical or mental. Check out MentalHelp.net/selfhelp

6. Shop Full: Meaning grocery shop on a full stomach or you may find all those treats in your cart you have been avoiding!

7. Gym Membership Bargaining: Many health clubs and gyms are willing to cut you deals or give you free passes to try their facilities. Remember everything is negotiable.

8. Buy Frozen: Add veggies to your meals without the high priced produce prices.

9. Stop waisting food: Leftovers for Lunch!

10. Strike a Pose: Can’t afford your local yoga studio? Every week, Yoga Today streams a free, one-hour class. (Downloads cost $4.)

11. Create a medical family tree: Start planning a healthier future by asking relatives about their health conditions then visit FamilyHistory.hhs.gov to create a free Family Health Portrait that reveals your risks.

12. Eat more eggs: They are easy on the budget and on your diet.

13. Buy in bulk and don’t worry about food going bad too quickly by splitting the food and cost with a friend.

14. Save $170 in the shower: Think, short 5 min and warm not hot! Your yearly bill and your skin will thank you.

15. Give and get free products: Freecycle.org, a smart online location for secondhand giveaways in your city.

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