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7 Ways That Getting Fit Can Save You Money

7 Ways That Getting Fit Can Save You Money

Getting fit and saving more money are both common New Year’s resolutions.

What if I told you that you could achieve both resolutions in one hit?

This article will share 7 ways that getting fit can save you money.

The slimmer you get, the fatter your wallet gets!

Getting fit will reduce transportation costs

Owning a car can be quite expensive in the United Kingdom.

The cost of vehicle registration, maintenance, fuel, and parking fees can add up to several hundred pounds.

The cost of public transport is also quite high in the UK, particularly in the cities.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to improve your fitness while saving money on transportation — just jump on a bike.

You will be surprised by how far you can travel on a bike, even if you are currently unfit.

It is also a very fast way of getting around, especially if you are in an urban environment with traffic congestion.

You may find it is faster to pop down to the shops on a bike as you won’t have to find a park and you can avoid most of the traffic.

Riding a bike can also save you on transportation costs associated with:

  • Getting to work each day
  • Meeting friends for social events
  • Traveling to nearby towns and cities

Getting fit will save you money on food

Eating a healthy diet with a focus on vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein is essential for ensuring your body has the nutrients it requires to remain strong and healthy.

In an effort to eat healthier foods, it is common for people to take up some of the following money-saving habits: 

Pack lunch at home

Packing a healthy lunch at home is a common habit formed by people interested in getting fit or losing weight.

This habit allows you to enjoy a healthy lunch while at work each day and avoid unhealthy takeaway or convenience foods.

The great news is that this habit will also save you a lot of money.

You will spend less money at restaurants

In an effort to eat healthier dinners, you will begin to avoid eating takeaway food or eating out at restaurants that serve indulgent foods.

This can save you thousands of pounds over the course of a year.

Bulk food prep

Many people interested in improving their diet will turn to bulk food preparation. They will prepare a dozen or more meals in advance, then eat them throughout the week.  Not only is this technique an easy way to ensure you stick to a diet — buying food in bulk can save you a lot of money.

Shop at the farmer’s market

In order to incorporate more fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet, you will inevitably head down to the local farmer’s market. This will help you find the most nutritious foods available and can also save you money.

Being fit saves you money on clothes

If you are one of those people who often goes through periods of losing and gaining a lot of weight, you probably have a wardrobe containing clothes in many different sizes.

One of the main benefits of getting fit is that your weight will eventually stabilise.

This allows you to sell your “fat clothes” and saves you money as you will not have to regularly buy clothing in different sizes.

You will spend less money on unhealthy vices

One of the best money-saving aspects of getting fit is that you won’t be spending money on unhealthy vices.

It’s possible to save hundreds of pounds each year if you quit smoking, reduce your alcohol intake, and stop eating junk food.

You will spend less money on medical expenses

One of the best parts of getting fit is that you get sick less often.

Your risk of getting a chronic disease like Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease is also reduced.

This means you will spend less money on medications, doctor’s visits, and hospitalisation.

Physical fitness and a healthy diet will also reduce the likelihood that you need everyday medications like sleeping tablets, headache tablets, anti-depressants, and acid reflux tablets.

More productivity at work

In addition to saving money, being fit and healthy will help you make more money.

Researchers have discovered that physically fit people can be more productive at work thanks to their higher energy levels, better cognition, and improved mood.

Because you get more done each day while at work, your earning potential is higher and you are more likely to have a successful career.

Life insurance provider discounts

Many life insurance providers will offer generous discounts to customers who take active steps to maintain their fitness.

Some companies will even allow customers to obtain discounts based on their fitness tracker activity levels.

The more you move, the bigger your discount gets!

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Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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