12 Ways To Stay Fit and Feeling Good As A Broke Student

If you’re a broke student, you might think that all hope is lost for you right now. Many broke students don’t think that it’s within their budget to be fit and healthy, or even feel good for that matter. Well, this is incorrect. There are actually quite a few things you can do if you want to stay fit and feeling good as a broke student. Below we’ll talk you through 12 of these things:

 

  1. Use A Cashback Site

First off, have a cashback site bookmarked on your browser ready to use for whatever you’re buying. You might be buying workout gear, some protein powder, or something else – whatever it is, you can get cashback for it. It may only be a small amount per purchase depending on what it is you buy, where from, and the rate, but this can really add up over time.

 

  1. Use A Coupon App Before Buying Anything

Before you buy anything, ensure you look for discounts and coupons, too. One of the easiest ways to do this is by installing an app called ‘Honey’, as this app automatically looks for and applies voucher codes for you to help you get money off. You don’t have to waste any time, as the app does all the work. It’s pretty neat!

 

  1. Look On Second-Hand Sites For Items

Be smart about what you buy if you don’t need to buy it brand new. You can probably buy a ton of workout equipment, as well as workout clothing on sites like eBay and Depop. A lot of this stuff will be close to new and you’ll get it for a bargain.

 

  1. Get Into The Routine Of Working Out At Home Or Outdoors

You don’t need a gym membership to get fit. You can do home workouts with the help of YouTube videos, or even an app. You can also go running outdoors, or use a setting such as a park to get a good workout in. If you can workout in your garden, that’s probably a little better – many people prefer to get out of the house to work out as it helps them to get in the zone.

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  1. Be Smart With The Clothes You Buy

Some people don’t realize that they have feet small enough to fit into what’s classed as kids shoes. The shoes are exactly the same but a fraction of the price. If you can fit into the kid’s version, save yourself some cash – just don’t try to do this if your feet are too big, as you’ll cause issues with your feet later on.

 

  1. If You Can’t Make At Least Two Meals Out Of Something Don’t Buy It

When you’re food shopping, you need to think about how many meals you will get out of whatever it is you’re buying. If you don’t get a minimum of two meals out of whatever it is you’re buying, then don’t do it. You’ll get so much more bang for your buck this way and you’ll avoid wasting money on one time snacks.

 

  1. Always Eat Leftovers Later

If you have leftovers, don’t waste them. Make another meal out of them for the next day’s lunch. Never waste food if you can help it!

 

  1. Focus On A Healthy Sleeping Pattern

Healthy sleep has as much to do with your fitness as working out. Making sure you’re getting 8 hours a night can be tough for a student, but it’s definitely possible. Below you’ll find some pointers that can help you to sleep better at night:

  • Stay away from technology at least an hour before sleep so you can drop off.
  • Dim the lights and get into a bedtime routine that helps you to feel relaxed.
  • Rather than watching TV, read a book.
  • Stop consuming caffeine earlier on in the day so it’s not keeping you awake at night. Stick to caffeine free tea as a bedtime drink if you want something other than water.
  • Make sure your room is as dark as possible as the slightest light can interrupt sleep.
  • Use an alarm clock that simulates sunrise/sunset so that you can drop off and wake up naturally.

 

  1. Find Ways To Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress is common for a student, but this doesn’t mean you just have to put up with it. Finding ways to reduce your stress levels will help you both in your fitness and your studies. Here are some helpful pointers for this:

  • Get into a good routine with your schoolwork so you don’t have to cram or do too much at once. Give yourself plenty of time and start in advance.
  • Take regular short breaks away from the screen and technology to help you stay focused.
  • Do some yoga, pilates, or another form of relaxing exercise that helps you to focus on your breathing.
  • Take deep breaths. It’s simple but effective!
  • Practice self care regularly. Take a hot bath, practice some hobby you have, etc.

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  1. Eat Slower

When eating, don’t be tempted to wolf down your food. Take your time to chew properly and eat slowly, so that you can really listen to the signals of your body telling you that it’s full.

 

  1. Don’t Ever Go Shopping Hungry

Going shopping hungry will mean spending double compared to what you’d usually spend. Make sure you eat before you go, and always take a list so that you stick to what you need.

 

  1. Make Small Lifestyle Changes

Small lifestyle changes really can add up if you’re serious about making a change. They’re great because you might not even notice that you’re getting more active. Things, like using the stairs instead of taking the lift, can be a big help. Aim to walk more if you can, even cycle if you enjoy that. Consider all of the lifestyle changes you can make and slowly begin to implement them.

 

How will you stay fit as a broke student? Let us know in the comments!

Wedding Planning Tips that will Help you to Have the Perfect Day

Getting married can be an exciting experience, but it does involve a lot of planning. You may also find that along the way, some things get forgotten about or just overlooked, and this is the last thing you need. If you want to have the perfect wedding day, then take a look below to see some top tips that will really help to reduce stress.

 

Plan Early

If you have set a date for your wedding and it is two or even three years away then you need to start planning right now. If you don’t then you risk rushing around at the last minute and this can cause you even more stress. You may find that your florist is not available, that your DJ is double-booked or anything else of the sort, but all of this can be avoided if you just book as far-in-advance as you can. Things that you need to plan out right now include your insurance, rough guest numbers and the budget that you have for your wedding. Once you have your guest list sorted, don’t forget about wedding invites as well.

 

Budget

It’s so important that you don’t spend anything unless you have a realistic budget. After all, it is very easy to overspend when you are planning something as important as a wedding and you may even overlook some of the finer details as well. For this reason, it’s a good idea to go through absolutely everything so you can work out how much you can spend on each item. You never know, you may have some money left over at the end and this could mean that you end up getting the dress you’ve always wanted!

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Helping Hands

Sure, it’s your big day but your friends and family are always going to be there to support you. It’s important that you accept their help and that you really involve them in the planning. When you do this, you can take some of the stress off yourself and you can also feel more confident knowing that everything is being taken care of.

 

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Plan B

It doesn’t matter how much you don’t want to think about it, because something can, and probably will go wrong on the day. It’s so important that you have a Plan B in place in case something like this happens. After all, rain can strike at any time and you may even find that your venue falls through. If this is the case then you have to make sure that you have a backup in place so that you are not left too stressed out if something does happen.

 

Pick Carefully

It’s your big day, so you do need to make sure that you have a maid of honour or even a best man who can help you to get everything sorted out. It’s important that you don’t choose anyone who you have recently met for this role or even people who you barely see. The main reason for this is because it could cause drama that you just don’t need.