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Budget Health Hacks To Get You Feeling Your Best

If you need some budget health hacks to get you back into a good place, we’ve got you covered. Start feeling your best right now. Make the most out of your life by taking care of yourself. No need to break the bank to live your best life. I’ve put together this handy list of budget health hacks to get you started.

Meditate with Insight Timer

If you want to lower your stress levels, alleviate symptoms of depression, lower your blood pressure, and generally improve the state of your health overall, meditate. You can spend money on books, courses, and apps that will teach you to meditate. But if you’re looking for free alternatives, try something like Insight Timer. Tis app houses hundreds of different meditations for all sorts of things. It’s completely free. Of course, you can also opt for the paid-for version that offers a few extra bells and whistles. However, the free version is amazing and it can help you to manage your own mental health very effectively.

Buy medications online

If you require medication to help you stay healthy, get your prescription filled online for cheaper prices. Of course the price depends on where you’re purchasing them online. Do a price comparison between online prices and your local pharmacy.

A variety of pills lay on a table.

Purchase optical insurance

If you wear glasses or contacts, caring for your eyes can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Optical insurance is a thing, and it means that when you need to get new glasses or contacts, you can make optical claims for the cost of your eyewear. You can also claim a discount on glasses and contacts before you need to make a claim too.

Do online therapy

Online therapy services like BetterHealth and TalkSpace can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy. They are far cheaper than most alternatives. They’re also very convenient. So if you need a little help with your mental health, it’s a great way to save money.

Bulk Buy

Eating a healthy diet can be pretty expensive. Stretch your budget further by buying healthy non-perishables like rice, lentils, and legumes in bulk for a discount. If you live near a farm or good farmer’s market, you may so be able to buy produce in bulk for a discount. You’ll need a freezer to store them, however. Storing properly in this way will enable you to eat well for weeks or even months on a tight budget.

Exercise

If you exercise, you’ll keep your body and mind healthy. This means you’ll be less likely to get sick and have to deal with all of the expenses that come with that particular experience. This is why exercise is the ultimate budget health hack.

Here’s to staying healthy!

Flush sickness

Tips To Flush Sickness Out Of Your Body and Feel Better

When you’re not feeling well, the goal is to flush sickness out of your body quickly. Let’s face it, getting sick isn’t something any of us will enjoy and it can throw you off whatever you’re doing. Some sicknesses can wipe you off your feet and the sooner you can feel better, the sooner things can get back to normal. With that being said, here are some tips to flush sickness out of your body.

Lots Of Liquid

Liquid is important because your body is mostly made up of water. Sometimes you can simply get sick from not drinking enough water and allowing your body to run itself into the ground as a result. So when it comes to flushing sickness out, it’s good to drink plenty more water than you’re already drinking now. To benefit, aim to drink between half to a full ounce of water for each pound you weigh.

Water can get boring after a while. So consider substituting in hot liquids in the form of tea and also soups. Soups are an ideal choice because they often have healthy ingredients that help to soothe an upset stomach and aches.

Medication

Medication can certainly help when it comes to feeling ill but it’s important you take the right medication for what you’re experiencing. For example, if you’ve got a stomach bug, then you’ve likely got diarrhea. Regular painkillers aren’t likely to help as much as diarrhea relief tablets would. Migraines would benefit from painkillers and a cough or cold might benefit from a liquid medication. 

Plenty Of Rest

Getting plenty of rest is definitely important when it comes to flushing sickness out. Your body is likely fighting an infection and therefore it’s going to need plenty of rest in order to recover. You’re likely to be more tired and fatigued. Rest and plenty of sleep is needed, even during those times where you don’t feel like you need to sleep. 

The more sleep you get when you’re ill, the better and quicker you’re going to feel. So get yourself to bed.

Eat Healthy to Flush Sickness Out

Eating healthily is important for your body because it needs the nutrients and relevant minerals needed to keep the body fighting fit. Try not to fall for the junk food because this won’t help during a time where your health isn’t normal. There will be plenty of time for treats and take-outs after you’ve recovered. So try to eat healthier while you’re sick by upping the vegetables and fruit intake.

Flushing sickness out of your system, like a cough or cold, will take longer if you don’t follow the tips above. Look after yourself properly and you’ll be back to your usual, healthy self in no time at all. That’s what you want, after all, right?

Woman contemplating the urban scene

Stay Fit Even When Busy

To stay fit you must work fitness and health-conscious actions into your day. Here are some ways to stay in shape even when busy.

sandcastles novel by suzie carr

A lively book discussion

I had such a fun time in a book discussion from my novel, Sandcastles. A wonderful group of readers met with me online and asked many questions.

jumpstart

4 Ways to Jumpstart the Day

To jumpstart the day requires you have the desire to thrive. Some days are easier than others to rise and shine, though. It’s time to wipe the sleep away.

setting priorities

How to Set Priorities

To set priorities is crucial, especially if you want to move forward.

Without a plan, it’s easy to get wrapped up in things that don’t really matter or things that aren’t helping you to grow. For me, health is my number one priority. Setting priorities around health helps to keep me focused on it. I align goals to help me achieve optimal health such as exercise, nutrition and trying my best to maintain a well-balanced life.

Setting Priorities Keeps Me in Check.

setting priorities

Health is my #1 Priority

For instance – to keep in line with this priority, I set a goal to exercise five times a week at a minimum. Today was one of my workout days and I didn’t want to work out. I almost gave in to the temptation of not working out, which is an easy thing to do when I’m tired, cranky, and it’s not quite four in the morning (yup – I’m crazy, I know!) Anyway, I thought of my priority and decided right then and there that I would not give up on it. In setting priorities around health, I made a pact with myself to stick to exercise.

So, I did my workout. I was lazy at first, but then, I triumphed! My energy level raised considerably and I not only got through the workout, but I blasted through it. Now, as I set out to start my day, I am energized and feeling accomplished.

Biggest benefit to setting priorities…

When you feel like giving in… a priority can set you back on the right path. I SO easily could’ve caved and tossed myself in front of the television this morning. I came VERY close to doing that. I need reminders. They keep me going. Without them, it’s so easy to wander around aimlessly. I don’t want to waste my time walking with no sense of direction. I LOVE having a plan. I LOVE accomplishing goals towards that plan. I hope you do, too.

Wishing you the very best,
Suzie Carr, novelist

P.S. Your turn to share! I want to hear from you. Is setting priorities something you do, and does it keep you on track?