I’ve learned first-hand that doing many of the things on this list can provide benefits in unbelievable ways.
Here are six healthy habits that will save you money. (Just be sure to develop one at a time so they stick!)
# 1 – Drink Half Your Body Weight in Ounces of Water Each Day
Drinking a certain amount of water every day is one of the best habits you can create for not only your wallet, but also your health.
For the past couple of months I’ve went with the rule of drinking half my body weight in ounces each day. Not only have I cut back on beverages that I’m paying too much for but I have seen significant health benefits.
As an added bonus when I drink a bunch of water I feel less hungry, keeping my portion size down which also saves money.
# 2 – Make Your Own Meals
After watching Food Inc. I was mortified. I could not believe where some of my food was coming from and now when I go to the grocery store I get a bit uneasy.
When you make your own food you know exactly what has been put into it. You don’t have to worry about chemicals and toxins because you control the ingredients.
Subsequently when you’re preparing your own food you won’t have to worry about last minute impulse purchases or eating out.
Just cutting up fresh fruit and veggies to always have on hand can take your food savings a long way.
# 3 – Switch Out TV for Walks
Instead of mindlessly sitting in front of the TV as entertainment for your family take a walk. Find active ways to replace the TV watching.
If you do this enough you might find that an expensive cable package is no longer worth your money.
# 4 – Keep Your House Decluttered
A cluttered house can cause so much mental stress and can cost you. Your surroundings have a huge effect on the way you feel!
Keep your home, desk, and car decluttered on a regular basis. Spending only five minutes per day on some decluttering action can do wonders for your mood.
# 5 – Eat More Whole Foods
When you eat more whole foods and cut out most processed foods your health is going to increase dramatically.
After doing the Whole 30 for a month I just could not believe how much better I felt. While giving up all the junk was hard at first the benefits were completely worth it. I was less tired in the afternoons, had more energy, and my body felt better altogether.
A healthier body means less trips to the doctor and less medicines.
# 6 – Walk More, Drive Less
If you live in a city one easy thing you can do is try and walk more and drive less. You’ll save money on gas and improve your health.
If you live in a rural area this habit may be impossible to develop.
Develop One Habit at a Time
If you want these habits to have a lasting effect try taking one new habit for thirty days. If you can stick with it for thirty days then go ahead and layer on the next habit.
Alexa Mason is a freelance writer and wanna be internet entrepreneur. She is also a newly single mom to two beautiful little girls. She chronicles her journey as a single mom trying to make it big at www.singlemomsincome.com.