THE start of a year can be a difficult month financially. Especially after perhaps forking out on Christmas presents, expensive New Year plans or having flown abroad to visit family over the holidays.
It’s also a time of year where everyone is talking about getting into shape. And while such resolutions are predictable at this time of the year, it can be difficult to keep up momentum and stick to an exercise regime.
But here are a few reasons to keep on exercising – and not just for your physical health, but in terms of your financial health too.
Save on Make-up
Regular exercise is one of the best things for your skin. Sweat out all those nasty toxins and your skin will thank you for it. The clear complexion that goes along with regular exercise, helps to improve your self-image too, 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 make-up counter.
Save on Mental Health
Frequent exercise helps to enhance your mood. Isn’t that why they call it ‘the runner’s high’? A good running session can work just as well as antidepressants for many cases of mild depression. So getting up and moving is a fantastic way to cheer up without having to fork out for professional help.
Save on Caffeine
Slouching around leaves a person with little energy, whereas an active lifestyle guarantees lots of energy. So the more you move, the less need you’ll have for a double espresso throughout the day. You could save a euro or two a day by simply swapping your coffee break for a quick brisk walk.
Save on Medical Costs
A healthy fitness routine will help you steer clear of having a heart attack or stroke. It helps to decrease the chance of developing chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Staying fit also strengthens your immune system, improving your body’s ability to fight infections, helping you get through flu season without needing a pricey prescription. Stay active and avoid expensive medical bills.