There are nearly one billion obese people in the world, this is one in seven people. Worrying, isn’t it?
With quality food (organic meat, fish, fruit) costs increasing, many people have no choice but to turn to cheaper alternatives, most of which seem to be packed full of additives, artificial colourings, and vast amounts of salt and fat.
This basic, low quality food has everything that one should avoid in order to have a healthy lifestyle and it seems ridiculous that, because of economy, they have turned out to be the best option for most people!
It can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Finding the free time away from work and home commitments to exercise can be a challenge and having the money needed to sustain a healthy diet is a luxury many of us are forced to do without.
With money taking precedence over health in this day and age, many of us have lost sight of the huge importance of sustained healthy living. However, you will be happy to know that there are ways to maintain a healthy standard of living without breaking the bank!
Here are a few great ideas!
Buy your Food from the Market
The local market is the perfect place where to find the most gorgeous fresh fruit and vegetables that are more likely to be organic, fresh and cheaper than in supermarkets.
The market is also the perfect place from which to get your meat! With numerous cuts on offer and huge multipacks available, you get more meat for your money than you would at the supermarket.
Local market butchers tend to be more transparent regarding where the meat originated from and this can be an invaluable source of information about the best cuts to suit your healthy diet.
Exercise Regularly – in your Own Home!
Not everyone can make time for the gym, unfortunately. With strenuous office hours combined with a hectic family life, finding the time to go to the gym seems impossible and often also too expensive for our pockets (with usual membership price £70 a month)
The alternative is exercising at home. The great advantage of exercising at home is that you can manage to fit your workouts around your life. It’s also relatively easy on your wallet; ab crunches, lunges, and press-ups cost absolutely nothing. Also investing in some gym equipment for your home is not as expensive as you may think!
Due to the increased competition in this sector today, prices have been tumbling, meaning that some outlets are now offering huge savings on certain items. The Argos gym equipment offer well-known brands for better price. This will save you from paying for a costly gym membership that you may not use as often as you’d like.
Team Sports Motivates and Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Finding the motivation to work out can be even harder, than finding the time.
A team sport offers the perfect combination of a good workout and motivation.The social element tends to result in a better retention rate and meeting your mates motivates you to get out of the house. If you enjoy something you are much more likely to do it again – that’s common sense.
A healthy social life is also a key component to healthy living and all-round happiness.
Team sport health perks are also significant. An hour of five-a-side football will see you burn around 600 calories! A gym session fluctuates between 400 and 800 calories burned in the same period of time, so it’s not as if you’re selling yourself short by taking on a team sport rather than attending a gym.
A healthy life is a good life, and there are plenty of solutions that will make you enjoy it.
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