Healthy living is a very crucial concept in the modern day and age. We have all kinds of access and availability to treatments and technologies that we only dreamed about a century ago, and yet a lot of people out there can still find it hard to get themselves the help they need.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have much in the bank currently, but you’re noticing a cough and a sniffle or some very bad feelings coming on, you don’t have to sit there and try to cope with it.

Find an Aid Service

Whether it be a charity you turn to, that offers discounted treatments with a bit of a waiting list, or it is another entity entirely that offers an alternative path to the good health you’re after, there’s always going to be a service out there that takes your financial situation into account. You’re going to want to contact these first, to open up your options – it can feel quite disheartening to look up a list of doctors or counselors who all have fees you can’t afford. Don’t let yourself get disheartened at the first hurdle.

If you’ve managed to sum up the courage and energy to reach out for help when you need it most, it’s time to hit the net. There’ll be official recommendations, or people asking for similar options on chat boards with plenty of answers you can take into consideration. Or just use Google search terms: there are all kinds of services on the web, with sites like sober living, (which is a search term that’s easy to come up with!), out there just waiting for you to get in touch, and the use of your wifi is an expense already accounted for.

Buy Frozen Fruit and Vegetables

It’s always a good idea to bulk your freezer out when you’ve got the money to do so, but it’s even more crucial option when you’ve currently got little to spare when it comes to pennies. After all, you’re going to want to eat healthy until your finances bulk themselves out again,  make sure you don’t incur any more medical expenses whilst you have no chance to try and afford them.

Be sure to buy big bags of frozen mixed vegetables, and try to get a hold of the options that have potatoes or pasta thrown in as well. These combos are great for filling bellies and building energy, and you’re going to need a lot over the coming weeks.

Work Out At Home

You don’t need a gym membership to stay in shape. When money is tight, skip the gym until you’re able to afford the monthly payments again. Presumably, you’re not in a tight contract, of course. Youtube is a great resource for at home workouts that don’t require equipment. Another option is to ask your friends if they want to do daily yoga, or morning walk together.  You don’t have to break the bank by staying in shape. You will FEEL better physically, and also reap the benefits mentally.

Money can have a huge effect on how well your health is doing, so make sure you know your options to cope.



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Andrea Wilson is a 25-year-old writer and artist who enjoys tea, reading and working out. You can find her in front of a book or at the gym.

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