With the New Year almost here, many of will be looking for ways to work on their fitness. There are lots of ways to get fit and improve our health, and what works for some doesn’t always work for others. Gym memberships remain very popular, but they can also be quite expensive and if you don’t have the time or dedication to go regularly than you end up paying through the nose for something you barely use. There are plenty of cost-effective ways to get fit, enabling you to save money while working on your health. Here are just some of the ways that you can get fit without spending too much money in 2016.
Change the Commute
Think about your daily routine and see if there are any changes you can make for the benefit of your fitness. For example, do you drive to work? If you do, then it may be worth considering changing your mode of transport and cycling to work instead. This can apply to other parts of your life as well; for instance, if you’re going to drive somewhere but you could walk, take the second option.
It costs nothing to make little changes like this and the benefits are worth it.
Apps and Trackers
There are all kinds of fitness apps out there designed to help you monitor your progress and keep you motivated. Rather than going to a gym or hiring a personal trainer, all you need to do is download one of these apps (many of which are free), and plug yourself in. The variety on offer is amazing, offering you fun and entertaining ways to stay healthy. For example, there is an app that turns your jog into an epic escape from Zombies, and free apps from companies like Superbody can help you keep an eye on your progress and give you the motivation you need to stay fit and healthy.
Fitness Videos Online
The internet is a fantastic resource, and there are hundreds if not thousands of fitness videos on You Tube that you can follow, offering everything from aerobics to toning up muscles. Many of these videos are presented by qualified professionals and experienced fitness enthusiasts, so you don’t have to worry that you won’t be getting the most out of your workout.
Thanks to the rise of You Tube, you can get follow a high-quality workout session from the comfort of your home and at no extra cost.
Try to find ways to keep moving throughout the day and it won’t be long before you notice the difference. Many of us work in offices or need to spend a lot of time sat down in front of a computer, which can lead to weight gain and other health issues. It’s extremely cost-effective to simply find new ways to keep moving. Move away from your desk and go for a walk around the office, take a few minutes here and there to stretch and move about, and you’ll soon feel the benefits.
What cost-effective fitness methods have worked for you?