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Exercise on a Budget

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Many people feel that exercising simply costs too much money. If money is the ONE obstacle standing in the way between you and getting a regular and proper workout then consider a few helpful hints at how to exercise when you’re under a budget.

One of the first ways to cut back on spending while still being able to exercise regularly is to purchase exercise equipment that has multiple uses or can be used for a multitude of exercises. Some exercise equipment on the market is designed to work only one part of the human body. These items can be tempting to buy but will give you less results in overall health for a higher dollar price overall. Some equipment that can be used for a variety of exercises will work multiple areas of the body include an exercise ball, a multi station home gym, or a home cardio machines.

Exercise balls, which are relatively inexpensive (usually starting around $20), can be used for a variety of activities including working your abs, cardio exercises, and as a light weight medicine ball. But a smart purchase of an inexpensive multi use exercise tool is not the only way to save money while getting fit.

Gym memberships can cost an individual hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year. While a gym offers their customers access to multiple types of exercise equipment, their main use comes in the form of fixed cardio equipment and weightlifting equipment. This means that the same person who spends hundreds of dollars a year and only uses the gym’s cardio machines would be better off purchasing their own equipment for their home. Quality equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines can be purchased online and shipped to the buyer at a surprisingly cheap cost, certainly less than the cost of one year at a gym.

Consumers who wish to save even more when purchasing their own equipment should consider using online discount and coupon services like This site,, gives patrons the ability to use coupons for the trusted exercise brand Nordic Track to receive discounts on purchasing exercise equipment.

Exercising on a budget is possible for those who have the desire and motivation to do so. By investing a little now on home exercise equipment an individual can save hundreds of dollars a year in gym membership cost while receiving the same or better results that all the gym rats achieve.

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Using Food to Control Hormones

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Hormone imbalances can wreak disaster in your life. Ranging from causing mood swings to allowing the development of cancer, uncontrolled hormones are dangerous. Studies have shown that women tend to develop more hormone related health problems. Various alternative therapies exist including hormone supplements and even surgery. However, these options have side effects and may cause other health problems. Going natural is the best option and this is easily done by eating the right foods which will work naturally to control your hormones.

There are certain groups of food which  have been proven to balance hormones naturally. The first group of foods are healthy fats. Most hormones are made from cholesterol and if you eat less fat then you may have insufficient hormone levels. Healthy fats are found in palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, egg yolks, whole milk, butter and cream. Foods that contain unhealthy fats such as hydrogenated oils should be avoided.

The second important food group is the phytoestrogens which are plant products that have a similar effect to estrogen. Estrogen is important to our bodies well-being but in excess, it causes problems including cancers like that of the breast and endometrium. The estrogen receptors in our bodies will bind to the phytoestrogens, therefore no excess estrogen will be found to fuel cell mutations and lead to cancer. Excess estrogen has other negative effects apart from cancer such as hot flushes and menopausal symptoms. These can be avoided by eating phytoestrogen containing foods which such as legumes, grains, nuts and most fruits. Beans in particular are really beneficial. Therefore, if you are looking for a remedy to control hormonal dysregulation, go natural and eat your way to a solution.

Note from The UnDiet: Since hormones control your emotions, energy level, appetite, and metabolism, it stands to reason that unbalanced hormones can be a cause of unwanted weight gain. So if you can get a handle on balancing out your hormones then you may be removing a substantial block in your weight loss journey.