Thank you Council For Responsible Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I am proud to be one of the 170 million Americans who take dietary supplements each year!
The older I get (as if 34 is that old), the more I realize in some ways it does get harder and harder to keep up with not only my kids, but everything that they are committed to, as well as myself.
I have always considered myself an active parent. I’ve been the homeroom mom, the team coach, and assistant coach, and for several years the girl scout troop leader. In addition to working and taking care of my own home, it’s been easy for my own self-care to easily get out of whack.
When I say self-care, I don’t mean just taking time out for myself. I am also referring to ensuring that I am taking care of my own basic needs such as getting adequate sleep, and most importantly, eating.
Even at nearly nine months pregnant, I find myself so busy some days that I don’t have the opportunity to get a meal in until the evening when we finally have a chance to sit down for dinner.
The times that I would grab something while out and about, it wouldn’t always be the healthiest. Let’s face it, when you are running around nonstop, it’s not always easy to get somewhere for a healthy sit down meal. It’s usually the drive-thru that will get you going and on your way back to your errands.
In order to help aid my own personal health and keep me on the right track, I take a variety of supplements each day.
Why do I take supplements?
It’s important to me that I do what I can to ensure that I am staying on top of my health as much as possible. I choose dietary supplements because I know that they can play a vital role in helping me to maintain good health.
We also have to remember that while dietary supplements play an important role in good health, they are only meant as supplements to, not supplements for, other healthy habits.
Besides taking my regular DHA/OMEGA-3 Prenatal vitamins, I also take Ferrous Sulfate (Iron) because it helps with the sluggish feeling I get. I also take a probiotic.
That may seem like a lot of different supplements to take throughout the day, but it’s not that bad! Plus, when I miss one or a few, I can definitely notice a difference. When it comes to taking daily dietary supplements, I am not alone. Around 76 percent of U.S. adults (more than 170 million!) take dietary supplements each year; this is according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
There’s more that you can do!
While dietary supplements are a great way to help aid in your daily health, it’s important to remember that there are other key things you can do as well. Staying healthy throughout the year requires that you recognize that it’s important to pursue healthy habits such as exercising regularly and maintaining a balanced diet.
It’s not always easy, we get busy with life in general. But it’s imperative that we remember that there is nothing more important than taking care of yourself. Taking dietary supplements allows me to take a proactive role in maintaining overall wellness so I’m healthy and present for my kids all year long.
Do you take dietary supplements? If so let me know in the comments below!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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