This post was sponsored by Proctor & Gamble as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Today I’m sharing 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself, Starting NOW, because it’s important to always work towards improving yourself. When we take care of ourselves physically and mentally, we run less risk of getting sick or having other problems. Metamucil, Align, Dial and Vicks (available at Walmart) are great products that you can trust for helping you stay healthy this winter and New Year.
One: Drinking Plenty of Water
One of my goals this year is to not only drink more water, but I really want to cut back on caffeine. Every time I’m in the kitchen to wash my hands, I refill my water bottle or glass. Drinking water helps to keep my body and skin hydrated. I enjoy using Dial Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash, because it is tough on germs yet gentle on my skin.
I feel like the more caffeine I drink, the more caffeine I want. I’m hoping to see caffeine as more of a ‘treat’ than a need. I plan to treat myself with a coffee on Saturday mornings and then during the week (especially Monday-Friday) I’ll drink exclusively water. Water has so many benefits and can help you feel full, make your skin look better, energizes muscles and helps maintain the balance of bodily fluids.
Two: Being Preventive
During the winter months, I really try to be preventive in my actions, in order to stay well. I keep a bottle of Dial Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash in our kitchen and bathrooms, because it is formulated with antibacterial ingredients that kills 99.99% of germs. I remind my kids that hand-washing is an active routine in our household, especially before we eat any meals or snacks. I trust Dial to keep my family healthy this winter, because it kills germs on contact and my kids enjoy the foaming action while they clean their hands.
Three: Eating Healthier
Eating healthy is something that has become more and more important to me as I’ve gotten older. I’ve been trying to introduce more organic and whole foods into my diet. I plan out our meals every Sunday and I’ve found that having the same breakfast and lunch everyday makes it easier to stay on track. For breakfast, try overnight oats with fruit and a lean protein on the side and for lunch a hearty green salad topped with vegetables, a protein and a light dressing. I try to prepare healthy dinners that have enough for leftovers the next evening.
After the holidays, you may feel sluggish from all of the over indulging of rich and sweet foods that were everywhere you looked. Metamucil will help keep your digestive track and gut healthy by trapping and removing waste that weighs you down. It will help you to feel lighter and less sluggish.
I feel confident in knowing that Metamucil is the only leading brand made with 100% natural psyllium fiber that helps promote digestive health and regularity. Metamucil has no artificial sweeteners or colors and their Premium Blend is sweetened with plant-based Stevia and contains natural flavors and colors. And, did you know there is a natural psyllium fiber in Metamucil that helps curb your appetite, so you feel less hungry between meals?
Four: Having a Consistent Exercise Program
I have always been good at keeping a consistent workout schedule. I get up early (before the rest of the household wakes up) and get my workout done first thing in the morning. I find that if I get it done early, I don’t have to think about it or make excuses for why not to do it the rest of the day.
When I get up in the morning to workout, I get a glass of water and take my vitamins and Align Dualbiotic Gummy to keep my digestive track and gut healthy. These gummies are great tasting and easy to chew. They contain a prebiotic fiber and inulin to help nourish good bacteria in my digestive system. They are naturally flavored and contain less than 1g of sugar per gummy. I love being proactive with easy steps, such as taking Align to be preventive about my health, especially during the winter months.
Five: Getting Enough Sleep
I always, ALWAYS put a priority on getting enough sleep. If I can’t get to bed at a decent time, then I will sleep in over doing my workout. Sleep is that important to me! Sometimes in the winter, you can’t avoid catching a cold and a sore throat may prevent you from sleeping well. I always keep a package of Vicks VapoCool Drops in my nightstand, so that I can get cooling relief with a powerful rush of Vicks Vapors for my sore throat. Vicks VapoCool Drops will quickly and easily vaporize my sore throat pain, which I know will help me get the rest my body needs when it isn’t feeling its best.
Some tips for getting the right amount of sleep is to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. Your body will get used to this schedule and adjust. If you’re trying to make a huge change in when you wake up, try adjusting your bed time and wake time by 10-15 minute increments. You’ll also want to limit caffeine, noise, the temperature (lower the thermostat) and light. I try to read for 10-15 minutes before I go to bed and it helps to relax me enough that it doesn’t take long for me to drift off. Getting enough sleep helps to improve your body in SO many ways, such as benefiting your heart, weight, mind and more. It is truly the key to staying healthy.
How are you proactively supporting your health this winter and New Year? Be sure to shop at Walmart for all of your proactive health needs!
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