Best Ways To Spend Tax Refund on Your Health and Fitness

The early part of the year can be stressful due to taxes. Getting all your paperwork in order is a hassle, not to mention finding the time to do your taxes, but it can all be worth it when you get a tax refund. While the IRS loves to take your hard-earned money, you can get some of it back if you overpaid on your taxes. The tax refund is a time-honored way for many Americans to make big purchases. However, this year, you may consider how your tax refund can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. 

If you find yourself giving up on your health resolutions for the year, investing in your health and well-being could be just the thing to propel you further and give you the boost you need to meet your goals. Below, we'll discuss why it's a wise choice to spend your tax refund on your health and how you can spend that money on your health.

Using Your Tax Refund to Better Yourself

When the tax refund hits your bank account, you may already have designs for that money. But before buying a new TV or upgrading your home, why not treat yourself? We're not saying you should buy yourself a designer watch or handbag, tempting as it may be, but a lump sum of money you didn't expect can be the driving force behind making a life-changing decision. Investing in your health and fitness can extend your lifespan, improve your mood, and feel better about yourself. 

Sure, spending thousands of dollars on fitness-related purchases can sound ridiculous, but that type of investment can drive you to make life-altering choices. If eating healthy and working out is something you've struggled with in the past, the best thing you can do is make the process of being healthy more convenient and easier. For example, if driving to the gym keeps you from working out three to five times per week, buy exercise equipment for your home. Or, if eating healthy seems like too much work, purchase a food delivery subscription that delivers perfectly portioned and healthy meals directly to your doorstep. 

Ways You Can Spend Your Tax Return on Health and Fitness

Whether making healthy eating more accessible, simplifying your workout routine, or investing in gear that makes staying active enjoyable, there are numerous ways to use your refund for health and fitness.

Home Office Fitness Equipment

While convenient, working from home does have some downsides, primarily when it comes to fitness. With no incentive to leave home, it's easy to fall into a routine of non-activity, which can impact your health over time. An easy solution is to invest in an active workstation, allowing you to exercise as you work. If heading to the gym seems like an impossible task after a long day of work, an active workstation could be the solution to a better, healthier lifestyle. 

An under-desk bike or treadmill can provide meaningful cardio workouts at home, regardless of the weather. The LifeSpan Ampera Office Bike, for example, is height adjustable and fits perfectly under your desk, and it's also easy to store, thanks to the built-in wheels. This under-desk bike requires no external power source, and it's able to harness the power of the moving pedals to charge your laptop. If that's not eco-friendly enough, 30% of the Ampera is made with recycled materials, and LifeSpan plants one tree for every Ampera sold. 

Athletic Clothing

Working out in cotton garments is a surefire way to ruin your day. Cotton absorbs sweat and chafes. Instead, buy a few pieces of activewear clothing, which is made from moisture-wicking fabrics that evaporate sweat. Whether it's merino wool socks or shirts made from synthetic materials, 

Shoes are equally important, and you should get a pair that matches your preferred workout. If you're an outdoor trail runner, then trail running shoes are what you need, for example. 

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is unnecessary, especially if you know about exercise routines and proper technique. However, hiring a personal trainer can help you reach your goals faster. With proper guidance on technique and custom workout plans, you can ensure your workouts are efficient and safe — improper workout techniques can lead to health issues. 

Meal Delivery Subscription

Cooking at home is a huge pain. From deciding on recipes and shopping for ingredients to cooking and cleaning, cooking is just too time-consuming, leading many to resort to unhealthy fast food. Yet, with meal delivery services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, you can eat healthy meals without poring through recipe sites or wandering the grocery store aisles. Other services, such as Factor, deliver pre-cooked meals you only need to heat up. 

Healthy Cookbooks

If you're tired of cooking the same recipes, invest in cookbooks that focus on healthy recipes

Kitchen Tools and Appliances

Cooking at home can be made healthier and easier by using the following products: 

  • Spiralizer: For creating vegetable noodles that add a healthy twist to meals.
  • Blender: Essential for smoothies and blended healthy drinks.
  • Smoothie Bowl Maker: A fun way to create nutritious and visually appealing meals.
  • Meal Prep Kit: Helps organize and prepare meals for the week.
  • Air Fryer: Offers a healthier alternative to traditional frying, using less oil.

Invest In Your Health With LifeSpan Fitness Equipment 

Investing your tax refund in your health and fitness is not just a purchase; it's a commitment to your future self. The options listed here, from home fitness equipment to meal delivery subscriptions, are more than just expenditures — they are tools to help you live a healthier, more balanced life. By spending your refund this way, you prioritize your well-being and step towards a healthier lifestyle. Remember, the benefits of these investments aren't just physical; they're mental and emotional, too. Improved health increases energy, mood, and overall life satisfaction.

As a fitness company that manufactures office fitness and general fitness equipment, LifeSpan understands the importance of a balanced lifestyle. Finding the time to work out consistently is hard at first, but investing in the right equipment makes it easier for you to reach your goals. Whether you buy our TR5500iM folding treadmill or one of our active workstations, investing in yourself and your health is wise. Look through our fitness equipment or talk to one of our experts to learn which LifeSpan product is right for you.