Maybe it’s just because of the impending spring-like weather. But, it seems like I’ve seen a large number of fitness related posts on many of the personal finance sites that I read. Which made me pose the question. Do fitness and frugality go together?
I think the answer is yes. By it’s very definition, frugality is the rationing of resources and the careful spending or resources. In being frugal, we carefully budget our money. We carefully check over the fliers and find the best deal on groceries. Eventually, as we continue doing these things, they become second nature. We do them almost without consciously knowing that we are. It becomes a way of life.
Fitness is very much the same. In being fit, we ration our resources; eating only what our body needs. We keep close track of how we are spending our resources and are constantly trying to find ways to improve our outcomes. We want to run a faster mile. Do more sit-ups, pull-ups, and bench press more.
So, it’s only natural I suppose that the two attract each other. If you’re spending your time being frugal (and like it), there’s a pretty good chance you might either be fit, or should give it a try.