Five Ways to Stay Healthy without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket


They say that staying healthy is expensive and more if you got sick. Well, I could definitely say YES, but it actually depends on what you are really doing for you to stay healthy. If you choose, the expensive way, then it would be. But if you choose wisely, you might end up saving big while staying healthy.

Let me share with you five ways to stay healthy without burning a hole in your pocket…

1. Exercise at Home.

Going to the gym has its perks, it can really help you build your muscle or shape your body in the right places. But if you don’t have the time or the budget to go one right now, you can always exercise and get active from home. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that teaches you how to exercise from home. Or if you are not into that, you can always get your running shoes and run around the neighborhood.

A home gym is also a great way to start exercising as it allows you to try a variety of workout styles in the comfort and privacy of your home. You can check Halfords voucher codes for saving money on all necessary home fitness equipment.

2. Eat Healthily.

Honestly, I like eating pizza and fast food. I won’t deny that, but of course, I always make sure that I am eating healthily each day. Maybe not the entire day, but I always make sure that I eat vegetables every day. I need fiber and all-natural vitamins to circulate into my system. Vegetables and fruits are affordable. Just make sure you know where you can get them at a cheaper price.

3. Take Supplements.

Since most of the time we can’t eat a balanced diet, taking supplements is the answer. We need to supplement the missing vitamins and minerals that we need. There are a lot of affordable supplements in the market today. Take for instance the products from United Home. If you need something for prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia, they have United Home Fersulfate Iron that sells around 1.05 pesos a piece. If you are pregnant, doctors usually prescribe something like United Home Fersulfate Plus that can be bought at 3.50 pesos each.

And if you want something to help you with increasing body resistance, they have United Home Ceetab Premium that sells at 4.50 pesos a piece.

4. When Sick, Act Immediately.

It usually becomes a habit with busy people that they often neglect signs of sickness. When they start coughing or feeling feverish, they just hydrate themselves and sleep. Hoping that it would go away the next day. Well, I do water therapy but when you are feeling sick, you should act immediately. Don’t wait until it gets worse. See a doctor immediately.

When you get your diagnosis and prescription, you can choose affordable yet equally effective medicines. Just like United Home, they are safe and effective at an affordable price. Example, if you need a fast relief of a cough characterized by excessive or sticky sputum or phlegm, United Home Carbocisteine Broncho can help. They sell at 4.50 pesos each. Or if you need something for fever reduction or relief for minor aches and pains, you can get United Home Fevertab at 1.50 pesos a piece. And remember, if symptoms persist, always consult your doctor.

5. Smile frequently.

They say that smiling can be a person’s best accessory, but there’s more to it than a beauty tip. A study shows that smiling could help you live longer. Research tells us that those who smile and are genuinely happy had the extra life expectancy. So, smile frequently. Make it a daily habit.

So there you go, the five ways to stay healthy without burning a hole in your pocket. These may look simple, but believe me, doing it is another story. It takes commitment and everyday practice until it becomes a daily habit. As for me, I am still practicing as well. I am doing my best to keep myself healthy, not only for me but also for my children.

By the way, I am not the only one practicing these, I also encourage my children to do it. Healthy children means a happier mom, right? Just like what United Home always say… (stay) Healthy Together!


Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


  • Vanessa Calapano

    As I age, I know I need to ensure my health as well. Go for it for each every mommy like us. Staying healthy means more years to spend with our loved ones.
    In the same time, we also need to secure our means of living. Staying at home could be practical if you are earning as well. Visit my facebook timeline and see ways to earn while staying at home www dot facebook dot com slash vancalapano

  • Tammy

    You are so right about this. Its so much easier to work out at home, walk or use YouTube to find videos to work out with. I can’t imagine how much money I have saved over the 30+ years working out at home. Growing my own veggies helps save money too. Great post.

  • Emily

    I have started really taking care of myself, and began with eating better and to get moving. I go for walks around my neighborhood or bike rides with my kids. We also have a trampoline that I jump on with the kids, fun and counts as exercise!

  • Anosa

    I wish I had the true motivation to motivate myself to exercise at home, I have the DVDs but its getting the motivation to do that instead of slouch in front of my telly

  • Cheryl

    I get most of my exercising from walking on my lunch hour and to and from the metro when going to work. At home I mostly do resistance exercises. It’s free 🙂

  • Christy

    These are great ways to stay healthy without spending a lot! Gym memberships can be really expensive. With all the free videos online, you can always find a new way to work out. Or just get out and walk!

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    I think it is the multi billion dollar health industry that has propagated the myth about a healthy lifestyle being expensive. It is upto one to maintain a simple exercise and diet regimen which helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

  • Dogvills

    These are all great tips to stay healthy. I don’t go to the gym though. My daily exercise is walking and I do walk a lot and take the steps instead of the elevator when going up or down 2 floors. I take supplements too, multivitamins and probiotics.

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