5 Simple Ways to Live Healthier

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As I get older, I realize my body isn’t what it used to be. I can’t eat all the junk food or pull lots of all-nighters. But oftentimes when I hear the phrase “healthier lifestyle,” I automatically think “ugh.” But here’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, there are several simple ways you can live healthier that don’t require you cutting all of your guilty pleasures out.

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Think Positive

It’s kind of crazy how much of an impact a positive outlook can have on your health. Not only is it a mood booster, but it also boosts your immune system and overall health. So next time you find yourself feeling a “Negative Nancy” moment coming on, change your mindset to find the positivity in whatever the situation may be.

Make Time for Exercise

If you’re regular gym-goer, good for you! If not, there’s still easy ways you can sneak some exercise time into your day. Take a 10-15 minute walk during your lunch break, park in the back of the parking lot at work so you stretch your legs a bit more on the way in/out. As scary as the word “exercise” can sound, it doesn’t have to be a super intense workout for it to count.

Drink Lots of Water

Keeping yourself hydrated is SO important. Not only does it help flush any toxins out, but it also helps keep you energized, your skin looking clear/good, and really just keeps things flowing properly. The standard recommendation is 64 oz., so carry a big water bottle/cup around with you to make sure you’re drinking enough!

Take Your Vitamins

While healthy eating is great for giving your body the nutrients it needs, it’s also important to take vitamins to help fill in the gaps to ensure you’re getting the essential nutrients. Growing up, I loved my chewable or gummy vitamins, but as I got older, I’ve found there aren’t as many similar options for adults. Until now.

Centrum MultiGummies and Raspberry Vitamints, now available at Walgreens, bring back the childhood nostalgia and make taking vitamins fun again, giving us adults the option of a chewable raspberry flavored tablet or fruity gummies. Yes, please!

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“Get Vitamins Here. Change Lives Everywhere.” In addition to giving your immune system a boost, Walgreens will also make a donation to Vitamin Angels with every vitamin purchase. Just pop over to the vitamin aisle – you can’t miss the bright, fun, colors of the Centrum brand!

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s recommended that adults get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. I know it can be tough to get yourself into bed at a reasonable hour every night, but if you can, it’ll make all the difference! If it’s not something you’re currently hitting, start small with going to bed earlier once a week, then slowly up to two, three, etc.

 

What are your favorite simple ways to live healthier? Are you team gummy vitamins or team chewables?

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Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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  • I totally need to get more vitamins!!! I think mine are expired (whoops…)!!! I think I’m going to try out those Vitamints!! Sounds interesting :)

    • I hope you like them! I need to keep a better eye on the expiration date of my vitamins too! Thanks for reading, Alicia!

  • Candy Kage

    Agree at my age vitamins is more important all the time. Getting a good nights sleep and plenty of water is very key.

    • Yes! It’s so important for us to remember to take care of ourselves!

  • Nicole @ Audaciously So

    Drink lots of water is the easiest thing in the world, but for some reason, I struggle with it so much. seriously, no excuse for it.

    • Same! I’ve been carrying around bigger water bottles and that definitely helps me keep on track with drinking enough.

  • Joules (Pocketful of Joules)

    I also totally struggle with drinking enough water. Coffee is no problem… but water is so hard!

    • Haha, so true! It’s so funny how our brains are wired!

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I remember as a kids being so excited to take my fruity vitamins too! So glad Centrum has restored my excitement! #client

    • Same! The nostalgia with gummy vitamins as an adult is great :)

  • kiara catanzaro

    I’m big on vitamins and drinking tons of water, too! I also like taking my workouts outside because I find that it relieves stress to be out in nature while running/hiking.

    • Good for you! It’s so important for us to take care of ourselves!

  • linda spiker

    I love simple do-able tips. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mar

    A minty multivitamin? Interesting. Any good?

    • It has a little zing to it (wakes me up for sure) but it’s pretty good!

  • Taylor Smith

    I wish that I could take vitamins! They look so yummy but vitamins make me so sick!! I just have to hope I’m getting all the nutrients I need.

    • Oh no! Have you tried different brands? The gummy ones are much better than the standard vitamins!

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    All SPOT ON tips!! I think taking time to do something you love is also key for mental health. Great post!

    • Thanks, Chrissa! Totally agree about finding time to do something you love!

  • Samantha

    I love that the first thing you listed was think positive. It’s amazing what a huge difference that makes! I’ll definitely check out those vitamins next time I’m at the store! Thanks!

  • Terumi Pong

    Awesome tips! I always feel better after I do exercise and sleep well too!

    • Thank you! I always dread going to workout, but am always so happy afterwards that I did it!

  • I take vitamins daily. I can tell when I’m missing them, when I run out or forget to pack them while traveling. They make such a difference.

    • They really do! I wish they had travel packs of vitamins. It’d help me in remembering to bring them along on trips!

  • Exercise and Water is the one thing I always seemed to miss out on when I was trying to be healthy until I finally got a clue! What a difference it makes!

    • It really is crazy how much of a difference it makes! I really need to get back into a good exercise routine!

  • I know that I need to take more vitamins, and I think that taking ones that are flavored is probably the best thing for me! I just need to get in the habit of taking them!

    • Having good-flavored vitamins definitely helps! It makes me more willing to take them :)

  • Awesome tips! I def know that I can not hang like I used to when I was younger. I have been trying to exercise more because I know it will help my energy level. I’ve been taking more vitamins lately. Water is my go to drink though I have been drinking soda a little more than normal lately.

    • Exercise does help a lot! I’ve been so busy lately so my exercise time has dwindled quite a bit. I need to get back on track! I’ve been trying to drink more water too!

  • i totally agree, my body isn’t what it used to be. neither is my mind though, and i can’t knowingly treat my body as badly as i used to when i know better, you know? thinking positive really does work wonders. off to drink some water!

    • I hear you! I miss the days when we didn’t have to worry about these things!

  • Deborah Ward

    I love all of these suggestions, and I do need to start taking vitamins. I’ll make sure to get them at Walgreens so that my purchase can make a difference.

  • I love that gummy vitamins are not just for kids anymore! I used to be someone who really struggled to remember to take my vitamins but now it’s something I look forward to. I haven’t tried the mints though – that may be next on the list!

    • Me too! Taking vitamins as an adult hasn’t been the best, but now I’m happy to do it!

  • These are all helpful suggestions! I know drinking water is one of the most simple and inexpensive things I could do that would help out in a lot of aspects…that’s the one I’d work on first.

    • Thanks, Heather! Try carrying a large water bottle/cup around with you. It’ll help you be more aware of how much water you’re drinking!

  • I need to start excercising and I need to take vitamins

    • Ohhh exercise. One that’s on the list for me too!

  • I love your tips — I need to start taking these steps! I tend to run myself ragged.

    • Thank you! I know the feeling – taking care of yourself is so important though! Hopefully these tips will help. Pick one if you need to and start small!

  • These are all SO true! One thing I seriously struggle with is getting a good nights sleep. Especially as of lately. Thank you for posting – I need this encouragement :)

    • Oh me too! Time seems to go extra fast after work at night and I feel like my to-do list (or just random internet-ing) keeps me up later than I should be! Good luck!

  • Sleep is such a huge thing for me. I am a mess without my sleep! haha! Drinking water is definitely important, and I can tell a huge difference when I haven’t been drinking enough. Great post!

    • Me too! Lately it seems I’ve been slacking on sleep during the week and then making up for it big time on the weekend. I need to get back into a better routine!

  • I need to start taking vitamins. I’ve gotten much better about dieting, sleeping and exercising. I need to add vitamins to the mix.

    • Good for you! You have to start small and work your way up. It sounds like you’ve been able to do just that!

  • Diana Catapang

    Along with vitamins and other healthy eating habits come optimism and a brighter perspective about life! And don’t forget about discipline, too. :)

    • Yes! Discipline’s a tough one – especially when it comes to things like dessert!

  • Candy Kage

    Vitamins and healthy eating along with drinking water and sleep will keep us going.

  • Victoria Lee Werth

    Team gummy vitamins! Also, drinking water is so important.

  • I am a gummy vitamin girl! I would gag on those massive women’s vitamins and feel nauseous for the rest of the morning and it was no fun! With the gummies, I don’t have that issue.

    • That’s exactly how I feel! So glad they have gummy options for us adults who are kids at heart :)

  • great tips! I love gummy vitamins too haha. I don’t always take them, but I do prefer them to the regular ones for sure.

    • Thanks, Tianna! I’m definitely a fan of the gummies too!

  • Taking vitamins is real important, because we don’t get enough through our diet. These are really great tips!

  • Yes yes, all of these! I’m so terrible at taking my vitamins, but my dietary restrictions desperately call for some supplements! Those look yummy, too!

    • They’re very yummy! Definitely help me get all the nutrients I’m not getting from my food.

  • Greta Hollar

    I’ve been trying to be healthier and vitamins are so crucial! Also drinking water :). Great tips!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Thanks, Greta! We’re all so busy all the time it’s easy to forget these little things!

  • Making time for exercise and water intake are both super important:)

    • Yes! Summer’s tough for exercising outside since I’m in FL, so I need to get started with some at-home workouts I think!

  • Love this list! As I’m getting older I’m finding it more important to live a more healthy life!

    • Thank you! Living healthy isn’t something we think much about growing up but totally agree that as we get older it’s a priority!

  • Sleep is definitely so important. I can tell when I haven’t had enough!

    • Same! I need to get myself back on track with an earlier bedtime!

  • Casey

    Great list! I need to do better at taking my vitamins!

    • Thanks, Casey! It helps to have tasty vitamins – then you’re more likely to look forward to them!

  • Wonderful list! I love making workouts “fun” by changing it up so it doesn’t seem like a task but something enjoyable!

    • Love that idea! A good playlist for workouts always keeps me going!

  • Ashleigh

    This is a great list! I do all of the items you listed, so I hope it all works out for me lol! Drinking water is so important for good health! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks, Ashleigh! If you’re already doing all of these it sounds like you’re on the right track :) Keep it up!

  • Excellent reminders! I take a probiotic and a few vitamin supplements for vitamins that my body doesn’t create well on its own but I so often forget to take a multivitamin. I always appreciate reminders to do so!

    • Thank you! We definitely need reminders. It’s so easy to forget these little things!

  • Joanna Malefaki

    I don’t take vitamis but I do all the reast. I also think getting some sun (aka vit D) is really important as long as your wear sun tan lotion!1

    • I like that vitamins help proactively keep your systems up and running! I try to hide from the sun – even with sunscreen I always seem to burn :(

  • Clare Speer

    Such simple and practical thoughts! Yes, I think vitamins are just so important -and so is the rest of the list…. I drink lots of water and try to get plenty of sleep… now the exercise – I have to “plan” it or I won’t do it! Must get back out there! Thanks!

    • Thanks, Clare! Good luck with getting back on track :)

  • Such a good list on how to stay healthier! Yes, I always take my vitamins right before bed so I never forget them. And drinking water is so true! Any day that I don’t drink enough, I have the worst headaches!

    • Thank you! Glad to hear you’re keeping up with healthy habits. They really make a huge difference!

  • Evi Aki

    Love this! Especially taking your vitamins. SO essential!

  • Mandi

    Sleep, water and destressing each day make SUCH a difference for me. Great tips

  • It’s funny how just making these 5 small changes can drastically improve your health! Even just sleep and water will work wonders!

    • Totally agree! Sleep is my biggest struggle, I always end up staying up too late!

  • Victoria Stacey

    These are so simple! But often we forget about them. Vitamins has been a goal of mine!

    • Very true! We need to remember to take better care of ourselves!

  • I’m a sucker for adult chewable vitamins :) Delicious AND healthy!

    • Same! Best thing they ever could’ve done for us adults :)

  • Such good tips! I am on day two with no diet soda as an effort to try and become a little healthier! Thanks so much for sharing.

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • Thanks, Katie! Good luck with your healthy efforts!

  • Abbey Phipps

    Exercise and sleep, absolutely! :)