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Cheap Ways to Stay Healthy in The New Year

It’s early in a New Year and that means it’s time to set new goals. Did you set a fitness goal for yourself this year? If so, you’re probably looking for cheap ways to stay healthy.

According to Statistic Brain “lose weight” is the No. 1 goal set by people every year. According to List 25, “lose weight” and “exercise” are also on the list of the most commonly broken goals. So how can we change that terrible pattern?

One way is by finding cheap ways to stay healthy in the New Year. People fail to achieve their goals because they can’t afford to or don’t have the discipline to keep at it. What if we told you that you can stay active, lose weight and eat healthy without spending a dime? Isn’t that motivation to get fit?

Here are six ways to keep your healthy New Year’s resolutions on a budget:

Workout for Free with Blogilates

The internet is full of free fitness videos, but let’s face it exercising can be boring. Not anymore. Blogilates offers colorful, fun videos that make working out exciting. What’s the secret? Music and targeted exercise routines.

On the Blogilates YouTube channel, you’ll find short videos that target specific body parts such as the lower abs, inner thighs and upper arms. It’s much easier to commit to several short workouts than it is one long fitness class.

Track Your Calories with the My Fitness Pal App

Fitness experts and doctors say the only sure fire way to lose weight is to burn off more calories than you take in. How can you do this if you don’t know how many calories are in the food you eat?

My Fitness Pal is a free website and app that tracks your calorie intake as well as calories burned from exercise. It also tracks your recommended sugar and carb intake on a daily basis. Track your calories anywhere, anytime and ensure you’re reaching your fitness goals this year.

Download Workouts from iTrain.com

If you want to add a variety of workouts to your exercise schedule, try iTrain. You’ll find everything from ballet to spinning. Although this is a paid membership site, you can download several 12 minute sample workouts for free.

Find Free Healthy Recipes with Eating Well

If you could find cheap ways to stay healthy, would you be more likely to stick to your diet? I think the answer for most of us is yes. This is especially true when it comes to food because eating healthy can be expensive -- but it doesn’t have to be.

There’s no need to spend money on cookbooks when you can go online. Eating Well and All Recipes offer free recipes for every budget.

Get a Personal Trainer with Jillian Michaels’ Podcasts

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable” is Jillian Michaels motto and it works when it comes to cheap ways to stay healthy because if it was easy everyone would do it. Download her free podcasts and get expert workouts without reaching into your wallet.

Get on the Mailing List for Coupons

If you have a favorite clothing store, nutrition brand or grocery store, sign up for their mailing lists to get coupons delivered into your inbox. You can also follow or like them on social media to keep up to date on their latest deals and sales.

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