5 healthier lifestyle changes to save you money


Accomplishing your savings and health goals.

Keeping fit can benefit more than just your waistline. Good health can also bring more wealth your way by helping you save money. Getting personally and financially fit is crucial more than ever.

Spending is like calorie intake, eat fewer calories than you use, and you lose weight. Spend less money than you make, and you save.

If you are working towards a financial goal, saving for retirement, planning a large purchase, building an emergency fund or cutting back, this is a smart move towards lifestyle changes. It does not mean a complete overhaul to your daily routine. 

Here are five ways to save money without drastically changing your lifestyle:

  1. Get moving

Exercising can lead to better health. It is the easiest of lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money. Instead of paying for a monthly gym membership, why not get a yearly membership to the gym at your local college? Being active does not have to cost a fortune.

  1. Ditch one bad habit

When looking for ways to save money without being too drastic, try getting rid of one thing that may be hurting your health and your wallet. Cigarettes (unhealthy), going cold turkey will save money.

You can save money on cutting out alcohol; that glass of wine that turns into a bottle! Dial back on your consumption; this will leave you more money to add to your savings.

  1. Skip dining out

Eating out can be a serious budget buster. Aside from draining your wallet, it is easy to overindulge if you are not mindful of what you are eating at your favourite restaurants.

Meal planning is a great idea when making lifestyle changes that will save you money. The strategy is to take time-out getting used to planning meals. It will be worth it both for your health and finances.

If you are regularly spending on eating out monthly, cooking at home can be a great way to save without impacting your changing lifestyle. Eliminating such spending could funnel savings into your retirement or that all-important emergency fund.

  1. Eat Fresh

Cooking at home and choosing the right ingredients will save you money. That means steering clear of processed foods in favour of fresh alternatives. Going organic does not mean going broke; everyone has their preferences, and it is about choices.

Eating fresh and tracking your calories are two relatively low-key lifestyle changes that will save money and give your health a boost. Many people think eating healthy costs a lot of money; you can eat well on a budget..!

  1. Take advantage of your employee health benefits

Health benefits may be available through your employer’s fitness programmes with a discounted gym membership or feature benefit rewards. The programmes offer workers incentives to stay healthy.

Start small

Knowing which lifestyle changes you want to make to save money is important if you are working towards a financial goal. 

A Trust Fund of £250 set up for my son in 2004 is now worth a three-figure sum, enough to purchase his first car!

Adopting just one or a few lifestyle changes to save money will make a positive difference in your physical, mental, and financial health long term.

Naomi Rose