21 Ways to Stay Healthy When You're Broke

Your health and wallet are not at odds. Here's your guide to healthy living on a tight budget.

21 Ways to Stay Healthy When You're Broke

No matter your budget, there’s no reason to take a rain check on your health and well-being. It’s possible to maintain a balanced diet, get fit, and see a doctor—all without breaking the bank. The key is to come up with a plan. Here are 21 ways to get you started.

Walk Whenever You Can

Long walks are free, and they’re good for you. Research suggests that a small amount of walking — as little as 30 minutes — can help you reduce your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis. A short walk every day can also help you reach and maintain your ideal weight.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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