Cost-Effective Tips to Stay Active Without a Gym Membership

The pandemic has halted many people's daily routine, and that may include your routine to the gym. Whether your gym has temporarily closed down or you are choosing to stay home for safety purposes, it may seem like your gym membership is going to waste. In times where unemployment is high and our economy is uncertain, it's key to cut out any expense you are no longer utilizing in order to save money.

Health is wealth! With saving money in mind, there are several cost-effective options that will allow you to work out without spending a dime on a gym membership. Below are three ways you can move your body and work up a sweat for free.

1. YouTube

YouTube brings the gym directly to your home for free. No matter if it is sunny, raining or snowing, you can stay in the comfort of your home and exercise for however long you want. The best part is that there are thousands of exercise videos that you can tailor to your workout routine. By incorporating home workout videos via YouTube, you can get fit and save your coins.

2. Parks

Whether you are a runner or you like long walks, a park is an excellent place for anyone who wants to burn calories. Studies have shown that nature can help with your physical well-being, give you mental clarity, and reduce stress and depression.

If you feel financial anxiety, you can take a break and experience all the beauty nature has to offer. Most parks are free to use, and it can help give you a mental and emotional break from life stressors.

3. Housework

If you think cleaning won't give you the workout that you are looking for, think again. A study by Huffington Post showed that vacuuming your house can help you to burn more than 180 calories in 30 minutes. Another study by LA Times showed that washing your car will give you a great upper body workout specifically with your arms.

Before you side-eye that full laundry basket or the sink full of dishes, look at it as a cost-effective exercise regime. While you are cleaning and breaking a sweat, be sure to listen to CapWay's #Decoded playlist featuring the best money gems you will find in music.

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