How to Keep Fit on the Cheap
Interesting fact: Watching your weight and keeping yourself fit can actually help to reduce pain. Studies have indicated that those who exercise and partake in sporting activities are more likely to have a higher pain threshold. Add to this the fact that if you do suffer from an injury or fall victim to chronic pain, whether it’s in your back or your lower body, the heavier you are, the more painful it’s going to be. After all, in these cases, the affected joints and muscles will have more weight to support.
So, if you want to give yourself the best chance at avoiding having to consult a doctor and order pain relief online, or from your local pharmacy, it’s always best to keep your weight and fitness in check.
However, we all know that branded gyms and personal trainers can be expensive. So how can you keep fit, but at the same time, keep your bank balance healthy too? Take a look at our cheap workout tips below:
You don’t need a gym to do squats, sit-ups or press-ups. Clear a space in your utility room or spare room. Make sure you have enough space and that the ceiling is high enough, so you don’t cause yourself an injury. And there you have it – your own private workout space.
Walk or Cycle to Work
It’s easy to opt for the car if you’re running late or if the weather doesn’t look so good – but by driving everywhere, you’re not doing your body any favours. If your place of work is in walking distance, make the extra effort to get up early and make the journey on foot. If it isn’t in walking distance, why not dust off the old bicycle and ride in instead?
Okay, so a lot of games consoles aren’t cheap, but they can be a good one-off investment for those looking to keep fit. The Wii Fit package in particular is a very useful ally in the quest for the ideal BMI. It provides exercise routines you can do from home, keeps a log of your progress and helps you to set realistic goals.
Get in touch with your local authority to see if there are any cheaper alternatives to the branded gyms in your local area. Many towns have council-funded or college-run leisure centres which are much cheaper than high-street gyms.