I have something very personal to share with you today.
Health and wellness are incredibly important to me, but I let them fall by the wayside at the end of 2015. Wine and holiday cheer were a bit more important, but I thought, “eh, I’ll turn it around in the New Year.”
Then in January, a close family friend passed away very unexpectedly. I’ve been trying not to let it overtake my efforts, especially because health + wellness could have made all the difference for him — all the more reason to take care of oneself. Still – it’s been hard.
But I’ve got to get it together – come what may.
Since this year began, I’ve resumed some regular exercise with an emphasis on starting the day with light cardio – it really helps to get my mind going without being too hard on my body. I’ve also committed to drinking lots more water in the New Year, since I noticed my skin has become a bit dull and sallow and dehydration can definitely be a factor.
I’ve also added some new vitamins to my regimen, which is something I say often as I’m a bit of a vitamin and supplement addict. I’ve been wanting some vitamins for “inner beauty”, so I went to Walmart and checked out their extensive NatureMade collection. NatureMade is the nation’s #1 best-selling brand for quality vitamins, minerals and supplements*, AND the #1 Pharmacist recommended supplement brand in 9 categories**. (And Walmart’s a great place for vitamins – no need to wait for a sale like at other overpriced stores).
Here’s what I picked up:
How will these boost my beauty? Vitamin C plays an integral part in the synthesis of collagen, which helps support healthy skin.† VitaMelts® Hair Skin and Nails contains both biotin and vitamin C in a great tasting, fast melting tablet. Biotin may help support healthy hair, skin, and nails in individuals lacking sufficient biotin, and vitamin C (as just discussed) supports collagen synthesis.†
NatureMade’s website also has some great ideas for daily wellness “boosts”. Sign up and be a part of the Nature Made Daily Boost program for inspiration on the reg.
What are you doing to boost your wellness this year — no matter what hardships come along to derail you?
*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen.
**Based on US News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey, Nature Made is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand in Nine Categories – Letter Vitamins, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Flax Seed Oil, Herbal Supplements, Cholesterol Management-Natural, Garlic, Diabetic Multivitamins and Mood Health Supplements
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.