With the credit crunch taking a toll on people's lives, gym membership seems like an 'unattainable' luxury - but there are many other ways that can help you stay fit without breaking the bank.
Therefore, Times Online has provided some advice on how to stay fit during recession.
1 Go to bed
2 Go down to the woods
Research suggests that spending time in woodlands - walking, running or simply sitting - can have significant health benefits. Access to woodlands has been linked to improved wellbeing, both physical and mental.
3 Cut your cooking time and boost your nutrients
Cooking vegetables quickly in as little water as possible, will cut your fuel bills and improve the quality of your food.
4 Chilling out
A recent study has found that focusing on the importance of "now" and taking up a hobby can help to keep you mentally balanced in turbulent times. Some people may find meditation useful and there is some evidence that it can be effective.
5 Kick the bad habits
Smoking is expensive. While the evidence is mixed, it seems that motivation and the right guidance can help people to bin the fags.