Do you want to be healthier and wealthier? Well, did you realize that there’s a link between improving your health and saving money? If you start eating healthy, exercising and getting out of the house to do physical activities, you can reduce your cost of living and bills.
Let’s first consider why it’s important to start saving money, and then we’ll move on to considering how to increase health in an inexpensive way.
Wealth consists of savings and earning more.
Saving more will help you become financially solvent. Unless you happen to be exceptionally fortunate, you have to work for the money you have in your bank account. You exchanged the valuable time of your life for that money. Moreover, it’s probably a limited supply of money.By saving more of that money, you will have more available to improve the quality of your life. There are many ways you can save money. Sometimes you might even live in an area that makes it easier to save money
Let’s take energy deregulation as an example of how to save money. Essentially, in some areas, utility company monopolies have been broken up by dividing the production of energy from its distribution. This has resulted in more competition and lower prices. If you live in Alberta, Canada, you might be able to use Direct Energy Alberta to find a lower cost provider for your electricity or natural gas. So, find out if the state you live in has this option to save money on the energy you need to run your home and business.
When it comes to savings, think of all the ways you can spend less money to get the same services. Also, think of how to stop buying the things that you don’t need at all. Finally, think of ways that you can set some money aside every month.
Once you’ve achieved financial stability, bringing in more money than you’re spending, then the next step to increasing your wealth is by increasing your earning power. By using the money you’ve set aside each month to buy courses to upgrade your level of knowledge and skills in your career, you will give your employer or the marketplace more value and be compensated for it.
There are many low-cost to no-cost ways to improve your health. The more time you spend being active outside the house, the less you use electricity; and the more unhealthy foods you eat, the more you add an unnecessary cost to your grocery bill. Health can be broken down into diet, exercise, rest, and peace-of-mind.
You can improve your diet by eliminating packaged foods loaded with additives, food dyes, and preservatives. Instead, prefer foods that are closer to nature like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid foods with too much sodium, sugar, and saturated fats and trans fats.Make sure you get your protein, carbohydrates, and fats from good, healthy sources. Drink enough purified water each day to keep properly hydrated. As a rule of thumb drink in ounces half of what you weigh in pounds. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water a day.
Create an exercise program that includes stretching, cardiovascular exercise, and strength and endurance building. You could, for example, do yoga, go swimming, and lift weights.
Your body needs sleep to get restored. Depriving yourself of getting enough sleep can have serious health consequences. According to an NPR article, Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep, “During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours…”
4. Peace of mind
Life is stressful and you have to find ways to make it more manageable. One of those ways is to do things to wind down. Meditation, listening to soothing music, and going for long walks in nature are all effective strategies to improve your health and increase your peace of mind. These techniques reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in your body, and increases serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins.
These small suggestions will start moving you in the right direction and help you increase your wealth, improve your health, find balance, and be happier.