1. Take the train to New York daily instead of commuting by personally driving to New York. This avoids the stress of driving and saves money.
2. If you work in Manhattan walk to the office from the train or bus station and back. This gives you your daily walk and outdoor exercise and prepares you mentally to meet the challenges at work on the way to work in the morning. In the evening after work, it helps you wind down so you are refreshed when you get home and not stressed out.
3. Take advantage of the many farmers’ markets available all over the state and eat fresh produce. In addition consider going to the farm directly to but your meat and dairy products.
4. Take advantage of the many “pick your own fruit” farms at harvest time
5. New Jersey community health centers are very good and have highly qualified doctors and dentists. Take advantage of them and lower your healthcare cost.
6. If you live in Northern Jersey, most towns have sidewalks use them during the weekend if you work in New York and if you work here in New Jersey use them for your daily walk.
7. New Jersey has many organic farmers. Look up the list and get your organic produce from them. Many Farmers Markets such as the Montclair Farmers’ market have at least one organic farmer on board
8. Both nationally famous health food stores - WholeFoods and Trader Joes have many locations in New Jersey. In addition, many large chain supermarkets such as Shoprite, Stop an Shop, Pathmark, A&P, Kings and so on have large selections of organic food available.
9. The “Y" (YMCA) has locations in many towns in the state. Their gym is low priced and affordable for most people