WANT EVEN MORE HEALTHY IDEAS FROM SHAPE YOUR FUTURE?
Does healthy living seem intimidating? We get it. Healthy groceries add up, life gets in the way of the gym and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. We can help you build long-lasting, budget-friendly habits that work with your busy life with these practical tips!
Ready to transform your lifestyle without draining your wallet? With a little planning and a few swaps, you can make that happen!
Grocery Shop Smart
Before you head to the grocery store, peek inside your fridge, freezer and pantry. Take note of the ingredients you already have and try to build meals around them. Already have a bag of frozen veggies? Whip up a hearty stew or grilled chicken! Do you keep brown rice on hand? Make stir fry or taco bowls!
Once you know what’s in the kitchen and what you need to buy, you can plan recipes that share ingredients. Buying broccoli for a casserole? Sauté the leftovers for a side later in the week! Grocery shopping like a pro will save you money and prevent food waste!
Work Out at Home
Struggling to find time to cook healthy family meals or to squeeze in a workout? You’ve come to the right place!
Master Meal Prepping
Meal prepping is a great way to save time and money. Write out your weekly schedule, then plan a simple, affordable menu for your family. Choose a day with few commitments to whip up your food for the week, and then store it in the fridge. Spending more time in the kitchen at the beginning of the week will be a lifesaver on busy weeknights!
Crush Fitness Goals in Record Time
Sometimes, getting 30 minutes of physical activity seems impossible. If you have a hard time stepping away, get active while you tackle life. If you’re waiting in line, do calf raises by lifting your heels off the ground and then lowering them back down. While sitting, squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold for a few seconds to improve your posture and strengthen your upper back.
Maximize Your Time
Social media and other tasks can get in the way of healthy habits. Try to cut back on scrolling and focus on your health instead. Set small goals throughout your day to make the most of your time.
If healthy options are scarce where you live, you’re not alone. The good news? There are plenty of ways for you and your family to eat healthy and get active — no matter where you are!
Shop the Dollar Store
If the grocery store is far away, the dollar store is a great place to shop. Need help navigating the dollar store for healthy options? That’s where we come in! Here are a few nutritious options you can find scattered throughout the store.
Create an Active Space
If the gym is out of reach, turn the spaces you already visit into active ones! Encourage a fitness challenge at work or take walking breaks with your coworkers. If you’re at home, turn chores into active minutes by walking around your home, or work out in your living room with these videos. After all, the WORLD is your gym.
Embracing a healthy lifestyle on a budget while managing a busy schedule is not only possible but also incredibly rewarding. With determination and cost-effective strategies, you can achieve your wellness goals without compromising your budget or schedule. Check out more ways to live healthy on your own time here.