Sunday, May 20, 2012

Staying Healthy with Adult Essentials Vitamins (ShesConnected)

Healthy eating and healthy living aren't always easy when time is limited. Running around after kids and their activities, commuting back and forth to work, trying to run a business on top of all that (Avon and blogging) - it all adds up to a lot of quick convenience meals. And a lot of excuses to not exercise. My health has been suffering. (My waistline as well.) I have become far too sedentary.

I have some goals for myself for this summer. With the warmer months and longer days there are lots of opportunities to get outside and get active. I will naturally be gardening, and that is actually pretty good exercise. I'm also planning to instigate evening walks for the family, at least 2 or 3 times a week. I think once we get started, we will look forward to the activity and it will be a great way to get some fresh air and walk off the evening meal.

Another great thing about spring and summer - farmers' markets. The availability of fresh and local produce is a fabulous encouragement to healthier eating. The taste of newly harvested local veggies and fruits is so different from what we get in the long winter months, trucked in from far away. Incorporating more fresh produce in our meals will for sure be a help to our nutrition.

Increased activity levels (from simple family walks to a full-on exercise program - every bit helps) and a focus on fresh local foods replacing prepared frozen meals - this is my plan for a healthier life.  And I'll also be continuing with my Adult Essentials Gummy Vitamins.

I love taking these. They are yummy and I don't have to swallow them whole. I find I am much better at remembering to take these vitamins since they feel like a treat in the mornings. Yet, there's no added sugar. I feel that my energy levels have improved since beginning to take Adult Essentials, though I'm not sure I could quantify that.  I can say that we have not had any serious illnesses (no flu, no serious head colds) through this past winter, so our immune systems are apparently doing well.

I do rely on supplements, for me and my family, to fill in our nutritional gaps. Whether those gaps are due to picky eating or lack of time to prepare and eat a balanced meal, supplements help keep us on track. But even with a concerted effort to eat better, I will maintain the vitamin regimen. For one, I don't want to get out of the habit of taking my vitamins, and, more importantly, I think there will inevitably be gaps in my nutrition, and vitamin supplements are like my insurance policy.

Want more info? You can connect with the fine folks behind Adult Essentials on their Facebook page or through Twitter.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Adult Essentials Blogger Outreach program by ShesConnected. I received a supply of vitamins and compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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