Looking for ways to cut costs this time of year and keep your health and wellness goals on track? I have a solution for you! There are multiple free and low-cost options to keep your workouts in check, so take a look at these five ways to work out on a budget:
It’s easy and it’s free. You can walk morning, noon, or night, even if it’s just a short stroll around the block. Walking just 30 minutes a day can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Better yet, walk around your neighborhood with your family, walk your dog or invite a friend to join you.
Take Advantage of Equipment at Home
Don’t have weights? No problem. Try a gallon of milk or laundry detergent. Use a folding chair or the edge of your couch as a bench for tricep dips. Use stairs or jumping jacks for cardio. Mop or sweep to strengthen your ab muscles. Explore all your home has to offer and get creative.
Play at the Playground
Yes, even adults can enjoy the playground. Strengthen your arms on the monkey bars. Use the swings to amplify traditional push-ups. Any straight bar can work for a pull-up. Embrace your inner child while having fun with your workout.
Explore Local Classes
Check out local parks or community centers offering free or low-cost classes. Many studios offer free options for local residents. Bring a friend or meet new people, socializing is a great way to connect with your neighbors and improve mental well-being.
Access personal trainers without paying a penny. There are thousands of free videos on YouTube where you can learn any type of workout. Search by length, muscle group, or workout goal and you can find something that works for you.
The most important thing to remember is to make your workouts work for you. Do you have a low-cost workout you love? Share with us in the comments below and until next week, be happy, healthy, and beautiful!