Exercising on a Low Budget

Budgeting Fitness Nutrition Unemployment

You don’t have to break the bank to get a good workout. Yes, those nice looking bike and weight machines are nice, but you can get a good workout at home using alternative methods. Plus, you don’t have to pay for an expensive gym membership! Here are some cheap ways to exercise on a low budget.

Exercise is Important

When you are unemployed, maintaining a great fitness level is worth the time and effort. It’s important to get plenty of exercise on a low budget, while eating healthy while unemployed. Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Because rigorous exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, it works in helping your cardiovascular system to work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle the daily job hunt while unemployed.

 Running is a Great Budget Saver

Instead of going to the gym and using a treadmill, make use of the outdoors and go out for a run or a jog! You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors while also getting a good workout. Plus, this method is entirely free, since you don’t have to pay to go outside.

Use the Stairs for a Good Exercise 

According to the New York Times, running up and down the stairs is one of the best ways to exercise. Use any stairs possible to exercise on. Run up your own stairs, stadium stairs, or just nearby building stairs. Running stairs strengthens your legs and hips at the same time, making it a good source of cardio.

Work with the Counter Top

This might be the cheapest way to exercise on this list. You probably have a countertop somewhere in your home. In your kitchen or bathroom. Also, countertops are tall enough for a good push up. Plus, they can hold your weight. To do a push up on a countertop, place both of your hands on the countertop, extend your legs behind you at an angle, then push up and down.

Find Exercise Tutorials on YouTube

YouTube is chock full of free to watch fitness tutorials and routines. Just search up the intensity you want, and there will be thousands of videos that you can use to help you exercise.