We’ve all heard the saying – more money, more health… wait, what? Okay, maybe that’s not quite how the phrase usually goes, but with some small lifestyle tweaks, that’s how it could go for you. According to an article on Shape.com, psychologists have found healthy habits and spending involve similar behavioral processes. This means you can improve both at the same time. Now that’s what we call a win-win.
Try one or more of these tips and you’ll see your cash flow and your health improve!
Channel your Inner Chef
Cooking at home can save you major cash and major calories. Many restaurants add lots of butter, salt or sugars to make their food taste oh-so-good. Luckily, a quick search on the internet can yield a recipe for a similar, healthier version. When you control the ingredients, you control the cost and the nutritional value.
Take a Hike
Who says happy hour has to be spent sipping martinis in a dark bar? Round up your friends and enjoy a taste of real happiness, the great outdoors. Going for a hike or walk around a park in your neighborhood is not only free, it’s exercise! As a bonus, after a healthy activity you’re more likely to eat a healthy meal.
Put yourself First
It can be hard and even feel selfish to put yourself before others, but sometimes you need to. When it comes to your health (and saving money) pay yourself first. This means prioritizing healthy habits such as sleep, exercise and eating over doing what others want. You can still enjoy a lazy Sunday Netflix marathon and a burger every now and then, but if something doesn’t feel right for your health, you have every right to say no.