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Frugal Living: Don’t get Sick

Getting sick costs money. Even if you get paid sick days at work, employers won’t look favorably upon someone who is often not there and you probably won’t exactly be next in line for that big raise or promotion. And it also costs money to go to the doctor, for over-the-counter medication and it’s very easy to give in to impulse buys when you’re feeling weak and not like your normal self.

So, the moral of the story is that not getting sick is a good way to live frugally. Here are my top 5 tips (from someone who gets a cold quite rarely!):

1. Don’t share food and drinks with people. I remember one time I was at a restaurant and a girl asked if she could try my drink. I said, sure, reluctantly and then it came out later that she actually had a cold. Ever since then, I will quite often say no because it’s just not worth it.

2. Get enough sleep-your immune system make itself stronger at night and it’s a chance for your body to repair itself from the abuses of the day.

3. Drink green smoothies, blended up in your fabulous Vitamix and mix in some Immune Punch Super Powder. Nothing starts the day off better than a hit of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other good stuff.

4. Drink lots of water. It just helps your body work better.

5. Get enough exercise. It’s the best way to reduce stress and if you’re not stressed, you will be less likely to get sick.

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