Being healthy doesn't necessarily mean spending a lot of money. In fact, there are plenty of healthy habits you can adopt that are free or close to it. We've rounded up some of Julie's favorite ways to stay on track that don't break the bank.
WORKOUT AT HOME
Sure, the gym is great, but if you don't have the budget you can still get in shape. Plus, not having to travel somewhere to sweat it out makes it much easier to fit into your schedule. Shoot for workouts that utilize your body's own weight as resistance.
EAT MORE PLANT-BASED PROTEIN
Meat is expensive, and when there are plenty of plant-based options for getting protein, there's no excuse for not subbing affordable things like beans, lentils and chickpeas into your meals a couple nights a week.
TAKE A DAILY SHOT
No, we're not talking about hitting the booze on the reg. A shot of a superfood can help boost your health. We like a Ginger Citrus shot for immunity, an E3 Live shot for its 64 trace minerals, and a Wheatgrass shot for an energy boost. You can also just grab some apple cider vinegar and do a shot of that each morning. It's been known to alkalize the body and kick start your digestion.
Learn More: Superfood Booster Shots for Every Day
GET YOUR GREENS
Did you know that 87% of American adults don't get enough vegetables? Make a conscious effort to add in an additional serving of greens every day for a healthy upgrade, whether its cooking more veggies or adding in a green smoothie to your day.
Learn More: Green Bottled Smoothies For Every Day
Ariana Huffington and doctors agree that a good night's sleep is one of the most crucial factors to a healthy life. Take the time to make sure you're getting your full eight hours and you'll start to see the benefits, like less stress and more energy, immediately.
Read More: A Definitive Guide to Getting Better Sleep
Many people, especially those practicing a vegan diet, don't get enough Vitamin D, which is essential for bone and heart health. The good news is that sun exposure ups your intake, since your body absorbs it from the sun's ultra violet rays. Take the time get outdoors each day, whether it's for a walk or just to relax with a cup of coffee and your favorite book.
DRINK MORE WATER
It goes without saying that if you're not properly hydrated, you're not feeling your best, but on average, Americans drink only four glasses of water a day (half the recommended amount). Being conscious of getting enough H20 will help your body run more efficiently.