Tips on how to stay healthy even when you are on a super-tight budget

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When it comes to one’s health there is a limit to how much you can cut back on our spending because the true foundation of wealth is good health. Having said that here are a few tips on how to stay healthy even when times are tough.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

It's always wise to look at what you have so you don’t lose it. Don’t get careless with your health. Avoid excessive smoking, drinking, unprotected sex, and high-risk behavior to preserve your gift of health. Take on preventative measures and medication whenever possible. Protect your home from mosquitoes and other pests so you don’t have to pay for treatments that could have been avoided.

MAKE YOUR GROCERY BUDGET SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH

Even though costs are rising, food is still the least expensive form of medicine there is. And since you have to buy food anyway, why not choose foods that promote health rather than detract from it? Your grocery budget can do double-duty as a health maintenance fund if you make a conscious commitment to buy only foods that support health. Every country is blessed with wholesome organic foods. Make seasonal foods part of your diet and get the most from nutritious meals developed from your savvy grocery list.

DON’T SKIP YOUR MULTIVITAMINS

Daily multivitamins are essential to health maintenance especially as we age. Most of us don’t get all we need from our food, particularly when we’re under stress and eat poorly. It is recommended that women take nutrients, such as Vitamins A, B, C, D and E, and Omega 3 fatty acids to help prevent diseases and illness. Also for women hoping to get pregnant don’t forget to take your pre-pregnancy vitamins to give your body all the help it needs to prepare for motherhood.

GOOD SLEEP

Good sleep helps us shed the day’s stress and restores energy. It also helps us detox and repairs our body, mind, and soul. It is essential that you get at least seven to eight hours of good solid sleep in a comfortable bed to feel brand new in the morning.

WASH HANDS REGULARLY

Wash hands regularly and practice good general hygiene can greatly reduce the transmission of disease and infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illnesses”.

GIVE YOUR LIFESTYLE A BOOST.

New, healthy lifestyle habits can also improve your health and make you happier.

REDUCE STRESS THROUGH NATURE FILLED EXERCISE

Reduce stress through nature filled exercise book a regular date with a friend to take a walk or go jogging together at a nearby park or scenic environment and enjoy nature and catch up good old gossip and keep fit at the same time!

CREATE FAMILY TIME IN YOUR HOME

If you constantly worry about balancing family and work life try creating a family ritual. Agree on a time the family sits together for at least an hour a day in one room at a particular time. Whether you all agree to watch the 9 o’clock news or the family’s favorite TV show together you are creating family time that will help you bond with your family and give a better insight into everyone’s day. It will also help you cut your NEPA and diesel bill as you turn off the lights in the other rooms and congregate in one room. Family time is a great way to reduce stress and remember what is most important in life.

GO FOR HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON COLDS AND MINOR AILMENTS

Home remedies for common colds and minor ailments can be far more economical and equally effective. For example, tea with honey and lemon for mild coughs, gargling with hot salt water for simple sore throats, and herbal teas like chamomile to help you relax. Simple remedies like these are good for routine ailments however for more severe or mysterious illnesses please ensure you see a doctor early enough for good treatment. Remember when it comes to your health indeed a stitch in time saves nine!

ABANDON WORRY IN FAVOR OF FUN AND LOVE

Making a conscious effort to limit the time you spend on worry and anxiety in favor of enjoyable pursuits can have a profound impact on your health and love life. Don’t forget if what will be will be then don’t waste the here and now. Health is not a luxury, it’s the foundation of true prosperity. Look after your health and your health will look after you!
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