Healthy Lifestyle and Exercise Tips for Any Budget a Palm Springs Insider Guide
Guest Blog by Justin Bennett
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to require large time commitments and a bottomless bank account. Health can be surprisingly simple! If you’re looking for ways to fit health and fitness into your existing schedule without breaking the bank, look no further. Palm Springs Insider Guide shares some great tips below to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and make the most of this sunny city!
Design Your Home Around Healthy Living
People in Palm Springs generally enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, and life can easily feel like a permanent vacation. If you want to maximize the relaxing effects of living in such a beautiful place, take some time to redecorate your home with health and wellness in mind. Decluttering is a great way to make your home healthier. Verywell Mind explains that clutter can contribute to stress, worsen symptoms of depression, cause brain fog, and exacerbate allergies. Cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your home can help you expel negative energy from your home and make way for positive vibes!
It’s also important to pay attention to your indoor air quality. Living in Palm Springs, you should have no problem opening your windows to refresh your indoor air and dilute those pollutants. During the summer when you’re running the AC, consider using an air purifier and placing a few houseplants around your home to remove indoor pollutants without opening the windows. And remember to change your AC filter re
Try New Forms of Exercise
If you’re struggling to find the motivation to exercise, it’s time to explore some new fitness options. Water aerobics, for example, is perfect for those who live in Palm Springs! Compared with many other forms of exercise, water aerobics puts less strain on the body while offering a multitude of health benefits. It’s a low-impact and refreshing way to exercise when the weather is hot. And if you have a pool in your backyard, getting started won’t cost you a dime!
Healthline suggests getting started with some beginner-friendly pool exercises. Try walking through waist-height water or doing jumping jacks in chest-level water. You might also want to get some foam dumbbells to add resistance to your water workouts. If you have some more room in your budget, consider signing up for an aquatic class at a local fitness center!
Exercising outdoors is a great way to maximize the health benefits of your fitness activities while saving money on equipment and gym memberships. Not only is outdoor exercise completely free, but it’s also a great way to soak up vitamin D and alleviate insomnia through exposure to bright daytime light.
There are many different types of exercise you can do outdoors. Besides water aerobics, try jogging, beach volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, outdoor yoga, or using park gym equipment for strength training. Traffic is generally light in Palm Springs, so biking is another excellent activity for outdoor enthusiasts. During the hot summer days, aim to work out in the morning or evening so you can stay cool and avoid the risk of heatstroke.
When you think about making healthy changes to your lifestyle, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the work ahead of you. Try to keep it simple and stick to small but impactful lifestyle changes that will easily fit into your existing routine. Carving out some time in your schedule for daily outdoor exercise will do wonders for your mental and physical health!
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Justin still remembers the day he finally decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. It was the day he was supposed to be in his best friend’s wedding and the tux he’d ordered months ago fit a little too snug. Now Justin is a fitness enthusiast, seeking to help others like him who want to start living, feeling, and looking healthier.