Health & Fitness

Your health is your wealth. So keep yourself healthy without breaking the bank.

Try these 7 calming meditation apps and breathing exercises – for free

I was working on some other topics to share with you here on Frugal Thumb this week, but in light of the current news about coronavirus, I thought maybe a post about calming meditation apps and breathing exercises might be more helpful for us all right now. I know I need to remember to take deep breaths and meditate more often in the coming weeks! It seems like every email I open, every post on Facebook, and every scroll through…

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Get paid to get your flu shot

Hi, everyone! Welcome to fall. Yes, it’s that time of year again. When you can count on the leaves changing, the temperature dropping, pumpkin flavor getting added to everything (yum!), and… the flu making its rounds (yuck). Get your flu shot for your health. And if that’s not convincing enough, do it for your wallet. That’s right. Not only can you protect yourself and your family from the flu, you can do it for free and even get a little…

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How to Properly and Safely Dispose of Expired Medicine

How to Properly and Safely Dispose of Medicine (For Free)

How are we supposed to properly dispose of medicine in a safe and environmentally friendly manner? I tried many times to figure out the answer to this question. I called pharmacies, but they wouldn’t take my unwanted or expired medicine. And I tried researching online, but I only found articles that recommended throwing old pills into used kitty litter so people wouldn’t misuse the medicine. At the same time, my research was telling me that medicine shouldn’t be thrown away in…

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Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget

45 Ways to Save on Your Health and Fitness Budget – “Saving on Necessities” Series

“An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” should not be your health and fitness budget plan.If only it were that easy! Sure, apples are a healthy addition to any diet, but there’s usually a little more than an apple required for most of us to stay healthy and fit from day to day.

There are lots of ways to save in this category, while still properly taking care of your health. That is key. Cutting corners to save a bit of money while being sickly is not an option here.

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Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

13 Ways to Save on Stress Relieving Activities

It’s important to take care of yourself and your mental health. But how can you save money while lowering your stress? It’s actually quite easy. There are so many possibilities, but you must schedule the time to treat yourself. So many of us put ourselves last, and that’s got to change. Here are some ways to lower your stress, enjoy some “me-time,” and fit it all into your “health and fitness” budget. 13 ways to save on stress relieving activities Save…

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11 Ways to Save on Exercise and Equipment

Want to get fit and improve your physical health? You can do just that, and it doesn’t have to make or break your budget. There are ways to save on exercise. Plus, you can actually enjoy the process. Read on for some ways to get the most out of your workouts while sticking to your budget. 11 ways to save on exercise and equipment Brainstorm exercises. Take fifteen to twenty minutes and write down any type of exercise (sports included) that…

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Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

10 Ways to Save on Healthier Foods

We all could use some food fixes in our diet. It can seem like all the junk food is the only way to stay within your budget. But that’s simply not true. Fortunately, there are ways to save on healthier foods out there. Here are some tips for adding healthier foods to your diet while saving money. 10 ways to save on healthier foods Discover the healthier foods that are consistently affordable at your local grocery store.  This is a great…

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Ways to Save at the Doctor's Office and Pharmacy

11 Ways to Save at the Doctor’s Office and Pharmacy

We all could use some doctor deals and discounts. You’re in luck! There are doctor deals and discounts out there. You just have to know how to find them. Here are some ways to get the best deals for medical appointments, prescriptions, and health care supplies. 11 ways to save at the doctor’s office and pharmacy Make Sure Your Doctor is “In Network.” First off, you want to go to an in-network doctor so your insurance pays the most possible…

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Save on Salon Fees and Cut Your Long Hair Yourself

Long Hair? Save on Salon Fees and Cut It Yourself

Do you have long hair? Is it getting split ends? Does it just need a trim? Then cutting it yourself is the way to go. A few months ago, my long hair severely needed a haircut, but I wanted to save some money on salon fees. I don’t spend much time on my hair (or makeup, for that matter), partly because I don’t care and partly because I’ve never been able to figure out how to do it myself (ha…

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Save Your Sensitive Skin - and Wallet - with Homemade Deodorant

Save Your Sensitive Skin – and Wallet – with Homemade Deodorant

Here’s my little secret that I don’t often share with people- I’ve been making my own deodorant for years. I’m not sure why that doesn’t come up in everyday conversations. LOL, homemade deodorant discussions are exciting! But the truth is, I have very sensitive skin and I’m allergic to many store-bought deodorants. They make my armpits itchy! Yeah, that’s not a fun feeling when you’re going about your day in public places around people. In my adolescent years, I didn’t…

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