Do just one thing healthier for 30 days
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They say it takes 21 days to create or eliminate a habit, so if you can take a challenge for 30 days, you’re really achieving something. Right? I definitely think so! More daily steps? More cups of water? More hours of sleep? More servings of veggies? Those are certainly things that will add up when done repeatedly.
We all just want to be a little bit healthier
That being said, it seems like over time, the general population has become more knowledgeable and aware of healthy living, wellness, fitness, nutrition and what it takes to achieve overall well-being. We all just want to feel better. We want to perform at our best. We want to be as alert and energetic as possible. And there’s nothing wrong with that. So if there are things we can do to achieve just a little bit more “healthiness,” shouldn’t we be trying them? If those things are easy to do, then yes, of course.
And no I’m not talking about strange electro-radiation therapies, medical procedures, oxygen-controlled sleep chambers or even bizarre fat-blasting rubber suits. I’m talking about simple, natural and proven over-the-counter methods.
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I’ve got no problem when it comes to fitting in my workouts and eating the right foods (most of the time), but I’ve always wondered if there was a little bit more I could be doing, without eliminating any of the balance I’ve worked so hard to achieve. (Meaning, I’m not going to give up cake or wine, no matter what level of health that would get me.) Enter — supplements. And not just your average one-a-day-multivitamin (but yes, I take those too), but I’m talking about vitamins that are more specific and designed to benefit your insides.
The experts agree that we all need more omega-3s
When I was attending IDEA BlogFest and IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles over the summer, nearly every nutritionist recommended that most people need more omega-3s or “good fats” in their lives, because the body needs them to function. While the best place to get those essential omega-3 vitamins is through the foods that you eat, like wild salmon for instance, you can also take supplements to get additional omega-3s. That’s where the idea of “Fish Oil” comes into play. Fish Oil can come in a pill form, containing very beneficial EPA and DHA directly from fish.
Fish Oil supports cardiovascular health, as well as bone and skin health, which are absolutely important things when it comes to wellness and functioning properly.*
I had heard about the importance of Fish Oil years ago and actually tried to take it, but just couldn’t do it regularly. The pills I bought tasted bad. Like really bad, which is apparently a common thing, so I gave up. However, when the folks at the brand new line of Nature’s Truth Vitamins reached out to me about joining them in a challenge to get healthier in 30 days through supplements, I knew this was the perfect chance for me to give Fish Oil another try.
And for the past 30 days, I’ve been taking Fish Oil supplements from Nature’s Truth, which have a bit of a lemon flavor that certainly helps them go down. Is my heart healthier? Well, that’s a good question. While I can’t really answer it, I can tell you that I’ve been taking my Fish Oil religiously and feeling pretty good about it. Even if it’s all mental, just knowing that I’ve got some more of those beneficial omega-3 fatty acids circulating around feels right. I only eat fish about once-a-week (if only Dave would cook me salmon every night, there would be no need for supplements!), so I know that the addition of the Fish Oil pills is something that I was probably in need of, and it’s good to have that base covered.
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Choose your own challenge to get healthier
While you don’t have to take supplements or vitamins to get healthier, there’s probably something you can do in your own life. Maybe you can walk more each day, eat an extra serving of fresh vegetables or fit in 30 additional minutes of sleep each night? Whatever you choose to do, I hope you conquer it. You can do it, my friends!Choose one thing to focus on for the next 30 days and get healthy! #HonestlyGood #NaturesTruth Click To Tweet
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Question of the day
What’s something you’d like to challenge yourself to do for the next 30 days?
I’ve always taken fish oil for my bones and joints as well as other supplements like vitamin D, calcium and a probiotic. I think the biggest challenge in taking supplements is finding ones that contain no fillers and are pure. You have to be careful otherwise you are not getting the real nutrients.
Good to know, Megan! Glad you’re on board with the importance of fish oil of course. Have a great day, lady! 🙂
I really like this idea I was just thinking about how I really need to start drinking more water. I think that may be my November goal – drink more water!
Ohhh that’s always on the list of things I want to do, Torry. Good luck with that! 🙂 Have a lovely and hydrated day.
Fish oil is great for inflammation so it might be helping you recover quicker from work outs 🙂 I agree with Megan – I always look for products that are free of fillers and excipients. One good test for fish oil is to open a capsule on a styrofoam cup and see if it eats through. That will tell you if it’s natural fish oil or a concentrated version bound to alcohol (not ideal).
Ahhhh very interesting tip, Doc! Thanks for that ! 🙂
I know this is silly, but I’d honestly like to remind myself to drink more water, especially when I’m not thirsty but just to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration!
That is not silly at all, Dani. In fact, I need to do it too!! 🙂
LOVE this! I had actually tried taking Fish Oil before, and had a similar experience. Except that I struggled because I can’t swallow gel caplets (weird issue, I know…) If I can find pills, or the oil itself, that I can swallow without making a weird, mangled face, then I’m in!
As far as a challenge, my old gym in Chicago (SWEAT on State) is actually running an awesome “healthy living” challenge in November, and I’m jumping on board (from Denver.) It’s involving eating right and being an overall healthier version of ourselves through the first 21 days of November. Maybe it’s supposed to be 30 days, but I’m with you and am not planning to skip the wine over Thanksgiving when my family is from Napa… 😉
Thanks for sharing!
Thanksgiving in Napa? Yay for you Jessica. And that 21-day challenge leading up to Thanksgiving is an awesome thing. Good for you, lady! 🙂
Dave and I have been reviewing our intake of Omega 6 vs. Omega 3’s and I think we both need to start taking an Omega-3 supplement. He took one for a long time but when he got sick, he stopped taking everything, and now his old brand makes him sick ;( Great to know this one has a nice(r) taste, we will have to check it out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!
Yes, I’m pretty sure most people need more Omega-3s. That’s great you guys have taken notice of your vitamin intake. 🙂 Have a great day, Sam!
I am challenging myself to get rid of the artificial sugar in my diet. I used to think it was okay since things were “sugar free” but I’m getting rid of that thought and replacing it with real food and/or flavorings.
Hi Sheena! That’s an awesome thing to do … there’s so much artificial sugar is so many of the foods that we eat. Good luck, lady! 🙂
I have a bottle of fish oil in my refrigerator right now, but I don’t take it as often as I should.
I would challenge myself to get more sleep. I’m terrible about staying up too late, even though I know a certain little miss never lets me sleep in!
Ha! Yes, Heather! I know! Up watching Modern Family, are you? 🙂 heheh Sleep is big one! Good luck with that.
Wow, that’s quite the vitamin spread you’ve got there. I totally agree with the nutritionists and love getting Omega 3’s through chia seeds and supplements. Great post!
Thanks, Heather! As you can imagine, my medicine cabinet is quite full with all of this hahah!
I used to be anit-supplements because I believed that we should be able to get all of our nutrients from whole foods. But I’m starting to realize that can be really hard to do! Especially as a vegetarian. I just started taking a multi to make sure I’m getting enough B vitamins because I feel there are days when I don’t.
Hi Sarah! That’s the thing I’ve been reading about (and even watched a documentary) that you can’t have too many of these vitamins, so it’s actually good to take a variety. I’m taking a TON of vitamins these days heheh! 🙂
I love the idea of ‘less is more.’ It’s always so much more doable to do one thing instead of 100 things or 10 things to change up the daily routine. I don’t take fish oil, but maybe I should? Is it possible not to get enough of that fat in your daily diet?
I think we all need a little more Fish Oil, unless you’re eating fish most days. Are you? 🙂 hehehe!! Couldn’t hurt to take another vitamin I don’t think. Perhaps check with your doc.
Great post! I too have no problem working out and eating healthy, but always wonder if there’s something else I could be doing. I take biotin and a joint supplement and probably should be taking a fish supplement because I know I don’t get enough Omega-3’s from food. And as for healthy changes, not that halloween is over I seriously need to try to limit my chocolate and sugar intake. Had a bit too much candy corn….
Ohhhh yes, the candy! Tomorrow is a new day, Patricia heheh! Hope you had a nice weekend!
I know people who swear by fish oil. I took it for 2 or 3 months a few years back and didn’t feel any different. One person told me some of their aches and pains went away soon after starting.
I try to eat fish once a week, probably not enough but I’m getting my omega 3s in their natural state. I’m a big believer in getting nutrients from our food. Our bodies evolved to extract the nutrients from food and there may be other nutrients in the food that help our bodies absorb those nutrients.
I’m not an expert, but I have read this is the best way to do it.
Hi Andy, Of course, we all have to figure out what works best for us. I think it’s best to have all the nutrients you need, but not easy for everyone to do that from food – so supplements are a helpful thing to fall back on. Best of luck to you! 🙂