Living a healthy lifestyle can be incredibly intimidating for many, but it doesn’t have to be. In the beginning it might seem tiresome and too difficult, but after a few days or weeks you will notice how easy it can be.
Not only that, you will reap the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
These can include being more energetic, happier, and not feeling like a slug.
Below you will find simple ways you can get healthy and be held accountable as well.
1. Join a free fitness group online.
You usually can find these pretty easily, but in some cases you may have to do some digging. I am currently hosting a free two week meal plan on Facebook (message me at Facebook.com/CoachAlexis if you want me to add you).
I was inspired to do so because of my friend who hosts free meal plan groups. It’s a great way to hold each other accountable and the recipes are delicious! They are very doable to create, and can even be made ahead of time.
This is also a great way to interact with others and show ourselves what we are capable of.
2. Download apps geared towards your fitness goals.
If you are trying to decrease your time for miles, upload apps like MapMyRun or other mile apps. I love using these apps because you can also look back on how far you ran and there is also a map that shows where you ran.
There are also apps like MyFitnessPal, but I’ve found for me personally, I didn’t like adding every single time I ate. However, I’m different and have seen people log in their food everyday for a year.
3. You can also participate in weekly meet ups on the Meetup app.
I downloaded this when I first moved to Chicago and it really came in handy. I was not only able to see meetups for other people my age, but there were also free meetups for fitness groups. This was very convenient because I was able to try out different workouts and meet new people in my area.
If you aren’t feeling like doing a fitness meet up like this, there are also other fitness activities you can participate in. Whether your favorite physical activity is rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, there will be a group for you.
If you are in an area that isn’t highly populated, it might be harder to find groups but that simply means you can start your own!
Another way to live a healthier lifestyle is to invest in a Garmin watch or FitBit. I’ve never had a FitBit of my own, but many of my friends do. A Fitbit can show you how often you are exercising and how many steps you are taking each day, along with many other things. I’ve seen that these can range to up a few hundred though, depending on the style. Do any of you have a fitbit? What was your experience like?
What are other ways you can get healthy for cheap? Have you participated in any of the things I mentioned in this post?