Exercise and Save Money

If the health benefits and the rosy glow exercise gives you aren't enough to get you going, maybe the financial benefits of fitness will do the trick.

Here are the top ten money-saving motivations to exercise.

1. Save On Cosmetics

Getting a regular workout can do wonders for your skin. Better yet, it improves your self image, so you don’t feel the need to hide your face behind a painted mask. So get moving, and you won’t have the urge to fork out money every time you pass the makeup counter.

2. Save On Therapists

Frequent exercise can be a powerful mood enhancer. It works as well as antidepressants for most cases of mild or moderate depression. Staying active is a great way to lighten your mood without having to get professional help.

3. Save On Personal Ads

Engaging in outdoor activities or frequenting a gym is a good way to get involved in your community. Sharing an activity you enjoy with others can help build bonds and make new connections, and cut down on money invested in Lavalife and other dating networks.  

4. Save On Coffee

A low-energy lifestyle leaves you with low energy. A high-energy lifestyle leaves you with lots of energy. The more you move, the less need you will have for caffeine to pick you up. You can save at least a dollar a day by swapping your mid-afternoon coffee break for a walk around the office or up the stairwell.

5. Save On Diet Clubs and Foods

Regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Instead of spending money on diet club memberships and meal replacements, go for a bike ride or a brisk walk. That way you can lose the pounds and keep your cash.

6. Save On Viagra

Keeping your body limber through regular activity improves circulation and keeps your love life perky.

7. Save On Sleeping Pills

It’s a simple fact: If you’re physically tired at the end of the day, you’ll sleep better. So instead of picking up sleeping pills on your next trip to the pharmacy, make sure your day is packed with as much active fun as you can fit in.

8. Save On Healthcare Costs

Staying active reduces your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Having an active lifestyle has also been linked with a decreased chance of developing chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Stay active and you can avoid expensive medical bills.

9. Save On Antibiotics

Staying fit strengthens your immune system, improving your body’s ability to fight infections. Stay active and you might get through flu season without needing a pricey prescription.

10. Save On Nursing Homes

Numerous studies show a clear link between physical activity and longevity. As you age, says Gaudreau, “an active lifestyle will help physical functioning and maintain muscle mass and muscle strength.” Not only is exercise heart-healthy, it also seems to play a role in preserving our mental faculties.

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