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5 achievable ways to reduce stress

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We all know the benefits of reducing our stress levels. The problem is, it’s much easier said than done, especially if you’re already feeling the pressure.

With this in mind, we’ve put together some tips for reducing stress in your everyday life. First, let’s take a look at what stress is and why it shows up in our lives…

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Get fit for free – the MoneyAware challenge!

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This month our challenge has been to get fit for free. Well, to find ways to get fit for free and give them a good go. God loves a trier, as they say. 

We all know that exercise is good for us. But gym subscriptions can be expensive, and then there’s all the fancy lycra-wear that isn’t strictly necessary but makes you feel the part. And it can be hard to find the time to exercise and, if you’re anything like me, when you do have time exercise is the last thing you feel like doing!

If you do decide you want to get a bit fitter though, at least it needn’t cost you a fortune. Actually, it doesn’t need to cost you anything.

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How to get fit and healthy on a budget

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Physical activity is good for the mind as well as the body

Many of us wish we lived a healthier lifestyle, but putting it into practice can seem easier said than done.

The Mental Health Foundation has previously claimed that people would rather do boring housework than work out, and 28% of us exercise less than once a month.

In addition to the physical benefits of exercise, there are emotional and mental ones too. People who have good mental health are likely to feel more in control of their lives, and their debt.

Joining the gym is often assumed to be the only way of keeping yourself in shape, but there are alternatives…

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Keeping fit on a budget

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Sally Crosland is a personal fitness trainer and life coach, specialising in outdoor fitness sessions and has written this guest blogpost to show you can lose those extra Christmas pounds without having to sign up to expensive gym memberships.

Woman on bike in city

A bike can work out cheaper than gym membership

When you’re watching your spending, the last thing on your mind can be fitness.

An expensive gym membership seems out of the question, and with all the equipment and clothing you have to buy, there’s no way to get fit on a budget, right?

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