At least 17.5 million working hours are lost per year by the UK workforce because of employees taking time off work due to financial stress according to a study.
What if we could incorporate activities into our daily life that leads to better physical, mental and financial health at the same time? Not too good to be true, we assure you!
“A meditation a day can keep the doctor away.”
Transcendental meditation made Oprah Winfrey “one thousand percent better.” Meditation can help you deal with stress better and improve your life dramatically. According to Oprah, meditation “brings a kind of energy … that we’ve never had before.”
Being more mindful and more productive doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. We love the meditation videos created by Honest Guys, and they are free! Some of the best free apps for meditation include Insight Timer, Inscape, and Aura. Time to meditate and keep stress at bay!
“Some of the best things in life are free including walking and running.”
Ditch the boring treadmill and go for a run instead. The UK has a lot of open space and you can find the park nearest to you here. Londoners are lucky to have great parks nearby no matter where they live. Walking or cycling to your workspace is an amazing idea to save some money and work out at the same time.
With spring coming soon you have no excuses not to go for a run or a lovely walk to your workplace. So, put on your sneakers and out you go!
“The family that cooks together stays together.”
We know ordering in from Deliveroo or JustEat can be tempting after a long day’s work, but cooking can be a form of nurturing too. There are real psychological benefits of cooking a meal, and the best part is that you control the ingredients going into your meals helping you stay fit and energetic. And you save some money too!
Afraid cooking your meals will take up a lot of time? BBC Food has come up with meals that are super easy to cook and delicious too! Here are some more ideas to help you cook a speedy, healthy dinner and get started on the path to a healthy (both psychically and financially) life.
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
Did you know that doing yoga for just 15 minutes a day can help you from weight loss to a boost of energy? From celebrities to hedge fund managers and athletes, there are plenty of people who swear by the benefits of yoga.
Yoga is also a part of the NHS Fitness Studio’s selection of online exercise videos. More good news! Here are the best free yoga classes being offered in London to help you practice yoga without spending an extra penny.
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
Lack of adequate sleep can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions according to the NHS. In fact, a study shows chronic sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer’s. Sleep deprivation also reduces your productivity at work and hurts your creativity and resilience.
Don’t give us the “I am too busy” excuse. If Jeff Bezos can manage to get eight hours of sleep while running a behemoth like Amazon, so can you.
Extra tip: Cook some extra dinner and pack the leftover for lunch. Prefer eating fresh? Here are some ideas for awesome, easy lunches to bring to work. Packing your lunch instead of buying one can help you save £1500 a year on average. Eat healthy, stay healthy and keep your finances healthy all at the same time!
We have said enough….over to you now. Which strategy did you like the best and implement in your daily routine for a dose of physical and financial wellness? We would love to know! Write to us here or leave a comment below.