7 Easy Habits for a Healthier LifestyleJuly 16, 2018
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I’ve been committed to a healthy lifestyle for a long time now. Today I’ll be sharing some details of exactly what I do to make smart lifestyle choices every day. From getting enough sleep to drinking plenty of water to taking the NEW One A Day® with Nature’s Medley™ multivitamins, keep reading for all the details.
1. Exercise for at least 30 minutes several times per week.
Staying active on a regular basis is a significant part of my healthy routine. Sometimes I will head to the gym and hit the treadmill for 30-45 minutes. Sometimes I will take the kids to the playground and while the kids play on the structures, I will do some strength training on a nearby picnic bench. Even some tricep dips & push-ups are better than nothing!
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate a bit more activity into my daily routine:
• Park farther away from the store and walk the extra distance.
• Choose the stairs instead of the elevator.
• Bike, rather than drive, around town.
While these may seem like small changes, they do add up to significant boosts in activity over time. When it comes to physical activity, every little bit helps! I also make sure the kids get outside several times per week and encourage them to stay active.
2. Take a multivitamin every day.
Taking a daily multivitamin is an important part of my wellness routine. Recently I have been enjoying the NEW One A Day with Nature’s Medley, which is the only complete multivitamin with plant-based antioxidants from one total USDA serving size of fruits & vegetables, among leading brands. I love that this line doesn’t contain any artificial flavors or sweeteners. Oh, and all colors are from natural sources! Awesome, right?!
I appreciate that the One A Day Women’s with Nature’s Medley is formulated to support heart health, immune health, bone health, eye health and skin health.* One daily serving is two gummies. Can I just mention how delicious-tasting these vitamins are? Taking my vitamins has never been easier to remember!
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3. Follow practical sleep hygiene guidelines.
Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is key for a healthy lifestyle. However, as a mom of two, I don’t always get the eight uninterrupted hours of sleep that I’d like. Here are some easy-to-implement tips that I use to create a smart sleep routine that works for me:
• Put away electronics a few hours before bedtime. Avoid the temptation to check the phone, tablet, computer, etc. in bed.
• Try to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Keeping a predictable sleep schedule will help the body stick to a reliable sleep-wake cycle.
• Avoid caffeine during the second half of the day.
4. Make wholesome food choices throughout the day.
Making smart food choices throughout the day is essential to following a healthy lifestyle. For meals, I try to focus on whole foods and lean proteins. For snacks, here are some of my favorites:
• low-fat cheese with fruits
• apples with peanut butter
• celery with hummus
5. Control stress through yoga & mindfulness.
As much as we try to avoid stress, dealing with some stress on a regular basis is kinda inevitable. However, if we can control the way we react to it, we will have a better chance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Yoga is an easy practice that can be done at home. Even if you’ve never done it before, you can start with some simple poses. By engaging in controlled breathing, meditation, physical movement and mental imagery, you can take control over your body’s reaction to stress.
6. Stay hydrated with infused waters.
Drinking sufficient fluids is important throughout the year, especially during the warmer months. Luckily, water-rich foods like watermelon and cucumber all count toward one’s daily requirements. During the spring & summer, I always have a water bottle with me when I leave the house. One way to boost the flavor of water without sugar or calories is to add some citrus slices to the water.
7. Pursue passions for balance & happiness.
When I think about a healthy lifestyle, I always envision an overall, well-balanced approach that takes into account one’s body, mind and soul. One of my passions has always been to create art by drawing, sketching and painting. I have kept drawing journals since I was a teenager. It is an easy way for me to focus on myself and do something I truly enjoy. As a busy mom that’s always on the go, getting some “me time” on a regular basis is essential.
I hope these tips have inspired you to make healthy choices for your lifestyle. Don’t forget to check out One A Day with Nature’s Medley for your multi-vitamin needs. Do you take a daily vitamin? What is your best tip for leading a healthy lifestyle?
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† Based on USDA Serving Sizes
†† Among leading brands.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.