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Sep 29, 2015

Today i'd like to talk about 3 health tweaks you can make in order to save you some $$. Here are some small changes you can make to help get or keep you in shape and be able to save a couple dollars by the end of the week/month/year!

1. Switch to a filtered water pitcher

In 2013, it was reported that nearly 75% of Americans are not getting enough water throughout the day to stay consistently hydrated. The standard recommendation is 10 cups per day. Water is necessary for us because it helps our bodies (organs) to absorb vitamins and nutrients. Rather than buying bottled water, which can run you about $2,000 a year if you're drinking the recommended amount, consider getting a filtered water pitcher. The filters only need to be replaced every 40 gallons and they are very economical at $5. For $25 you'd be able to get your recommended dosage of water for an entire year.

2. Try smoking alternatives

There are an estimated 41.2 million smokers in the United States and a related 500,000 deaths per year from smoking. When going cold turkey or using patches don't work try turning to vaping. Even though there are risks with vaping studies have show they several out way the risks of smoking real cigarettes. In the long run it is cheaper both financially and health risk wise.

3. Don't drive as much

Walking and biking to near by places not only help you to burn calories and stay moving but it also helps you save money by not having to by so much gas per week or wear and tear on parts for your car! According to the American Heart Association, walking for 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, reduce the risk of osteoporosis, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of some cancers such as breast and colon cancer.

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