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12 Frugal Ways To Get Healthy in 2024

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So often, the concepts of health and affordability do not go hand in hand. We’re not just talking about the soaring costs of healthcare coverage, but also the rising prices of healthy food. Processed foods, including junk food, are generally much cheaper than more nourishing options. Getting fit can also be pricey, with the average gym membership costing $40 to $70 a month.

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If you’re looking to get healthier in 2024 without breaking the bank, consider these expert tips on frugal ways to make it happen;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas” class=”link rapid-noclick-resp”frugal ways to make it happen.

Drink Less Alcohol

Ditching or reducing alcohol intake will make your wallet and your body happy. “Not only will you save on calories and hangovers, but you will also save on inflated [bills] in restaurants, bars and liquor stores,” said Jonathan Valdez, registered dietitian nutritionist at E-Health Project.

“If you still want some, consider following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendation,” Valdez said. “At most, one liquor serving is for women and two for men. One serving of alcohol is 12 fluid ounces of regular beer (5% alcohol), five fluid ounces of wine (12% alcohol), or 1.5 fluid ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits (40% alcohol).”

Cook Up a Storm

You may already have connected the dots that cooking is far more cost-effective than dining out, but making your own meals is also an empowering move for your health.

“When cooking at home, you have the power to choose high-quality, fresh ingredients,” said Dr. Gil Blander, founder and chief scientific officer at InsideTracker. “This enables you to make healthier meals by incorporating whole grains, lean proteins and a

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