I read an article in the Washington Times, eons ago, titled: Tough Times Said Beneficial to Health. It asserted that during economic downturns people eat better and exercise more.
Healthy food such as beans, grains, vegies, and fruits are inexpensive compared to loads of meat and prepackaged foods. Making your own meals instead of eating out, is not only thrifty but healthy! And how much does it cost to take a walk around the block a couple of times each day?
So rejoice in knowing that even though we are all cutting corners in our household budgets, we do not have to make cuts in our overall health. In fact, we are bigger and stronger than our materially rich brethren!