Leading a healthy and active life doesn’t need to cost you a bundle. Find out how you can get fit for less!
Spring has finally arrived, which means you may be interested in getting in shape after the cold and long winter. Getting active doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money on doing so, there are plenty of free or low cost things you can do to be active.
At Northeast Security Bank, we want you to be healthy, both in body and finances. No need to throw away money on expensive gym memberships or expensive apparel. Here are a few alternatives to help you get active and fit for less!
Don’t Throw Away Money on Expensive Apparel
You need a good pair of shoes and quality socks, and that’s about it. Why overspend on high priced fitness apparel when you get the same workout no matter what you’re wearing? Regular t-shirts and shorts will do. If you are able to invest in a nice pair of shoes that last longer, you won’t have to pay two or three times for subpar shoes.
Walk or Run
Walking around the neighborhood or running on a local trail don’t cost a thing and are great options for everyone from kids through grandparents. You only need to dress for the weather, so put on your shoes and go.
Be More Active at Work
Are you seated most of the day at work? Make a point every hour to get up, stretch and walk around for five to 10 minutes (or whatever is allowed). If possible, try to get a workout in over your lunch. Anything you can do to break up the sitting, raise your heart rate and get your blood flowing is doing your body good.
Incorporate Your Whole Family
Getting the entire family active makes fitness a little more fun without necessarily increasing the costs of doing so. Family activities can be as simple as throwing around a Frisbee or ball or playing yard games. Anything that gets you on your feet and moving with your family will do!
Now that you have a few ideas for getting active for less, which will you try? However you approach your health and wellness goals this spring, we hope you stay safe and injury-free. If there’s anything Northeast Security Bank can do to help on your path to better health please don’t hesitate to ask. We hope to see you soon!