Embarking on a journey to better health and fitness doesn’t have to break the bank. Staying fit on a budget is not only possible but incredibly rewarding. Let’s explore the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and tips on how to stay fit without burning a hole in your wallet.
Physical activity not only enhances our physical well-being but also offers a myriad of mental and emotional benefits. From increased energy levels and stress reduction to improved mood and better sleep, the positive impacts of regular exercise are endless. Additionally, staying fit is an investment in your overall health, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting longevity. I would term it as investing in your future self. Imagine being 30 and looking like you are 20, or being 40 and looking like you are in your 30’s or being in your 50’s and 60’s but looking nothing more than a 35-year-old. It’s the future reward that we need to embrace.
Here are a Couple of Tips on Staying fit on a Budget
1. Embrace Outdoor Workouts
Whether you are living in your own compound or in a shared compound space like an apartment, there is always some space outside that you can utilize. For example, those in apartments, you can make use of the parking areas, to do your own outdoor workouts. You can as well take a run around your area. Another great area to utilize is like free or open parks which charge very minimal fees to use. For example, the Karura Forest and Arboretum over the weekend to do your workout.
2. Home Workout Essentials
Aside from doing workouts outside, you can also invest in affordable workout gear such as resistance bands, dumbbells, stability balls and skipping ropes which you can find some available within your preferred budget. You can shop online on the Epepea App for your sporting equipment with prices that fit your wallet desires.
3. DIY Fitness:
At times, when the wallet decides to show you how much you spent during the festivities, hehe, you don’t have to worry. One way is buying affordable equipment, but you can also create your own home gym with budget-friendly alternatives like water bottles as weights or using a firm chair for step-ups. Alternatively, you can also use towels for stretching and flexibility exercises.
4. Make YouTube Your Friend
The privilege that Technology has handed over to us, is the ability to access so many things at a go. With YouTube, you can subscribe to many fitness channels and take part in their fitness routines and challenges. This way, you get to save money and get to stay fit on a budget.
5. Online Fitness Challenges
Social media is also a great way to stay fit. You may ask how, well, through your social channels you can get accountability partners who you share a similar goal. You can find them in groups or as individuals. You can keep each other accountable and motivated. Another great way is to use fitness apps such as Strava which allows you to connect with people in your locality and share your fitness journey together. That way you are able to stay fit, motivated and accountable.
6. Nutrition on a Budget
Finally, with all the workout you will have done, you do not want to get on a weighing scale and get a shock of your life wondering, what has happened after the commitment. Well, believe it, because working out only makes up 20% of your entire fitness journey, the other 80% is made up of your intake when it comes to your meals and nutrition. One of the best ways to ensure you meet your nutrition goals is by making a meal plan which you get to prepare the meals ahead. You can easily get your ingredients delivered to you at your doorstep through the use of the Epepea App. One of the Grocery Stores on Epepea would be the Kamwe Farm Fresh which has even categorized the ingredients into packages which are more pocket friendly. Such as the Kienyeji Mboga Mix, which you can request to have it delivered when already chopped, the Breakfast Pack which is a breakfast for champions with all your healthy options such as arrowroots and sweet potatoes and a fruit pack, filled with all your favourite fruits. That way, when that feeling of laziness checks in, you are sorted with your meals at hand. Always remember, more proteins and less carbohydrates and never skip a meal. You also need to make sure that in between meals you are also eating healthy snacks, this can be like nuts which can be found from the Joycil Enterprise store or the Rojan Nuts and Seeds on the app, here you can also get healthy flour like the Cassava Flour, which is better for your gluten intake as compared to the normal wheat flour, which tends to have a lot of gluten or sunflower seeds, almonds and dates for your smoothies.
7. Prioritize Sleep:
A crucial aspect of overall well-being, quality sleep is free. Establish a consistent sleep schedule and create a calming bedtime routine.
Staying fit on a budget is not about sacrificing quality or effectiveness; it’s about finding smart and sustainable ways to prioritize your health without breaking the bank. By incorporating these budget-friendly tips into your routine, you can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle that aligns with both your fitness goals and your financial goals.
Remember, the journey to a healthier you, is a marathon, not a sprint. Embrace the process, celebrate small victories, and remember the fact that staying fit is an investment that pays dividends for years to come. Stay Fit and Make Your Wallet Stay fit as well.