You know what doesn’t cost a dime and can really help you feel better? Taking in sunshine and being one with nature. We have found that when we are feeling down, just taking a drive up to our beautiful Rocky Mountains and doing a small hike or just enjoying a packed lunch is really helpful. We are taking in vitamin D (the energy boosting hormone), getting in a little family time and memories (makes us happy) and usually getting our hike on (getting some exercise). So do it, get outside and I promise you will feel better.
2. Be Active!
3. Spend time with each other
This is a no brainer. I get energy from my family and they make me happy. Spend quality time with your family members, talk, laugh, make inside jokes and take silly pictures. I find when I am feeling a bit down that looking through pictures makes me feel much better. Health is not just physical and many times we forget that. You have to be mentally healthy too. If I have learned anything this year it is that my family is my happiness and my motivation to be healthy.
4. Eat Right
Our family LOVES sweets. However, we know that they cannot be the central part of our diet. Last year we were eating out and having high carb meals all the time. Those meals lead to being tired and tummy troubles and overall are not good for us all the time. I made a change and we started eating better last year. Basically, we do not eat a ton of carbs during a meal. We eat a lot of protein and low carb veggies. The change in our diet has really helped us to all feel better, be healthier and allowed our kids to expand their taste buds. They gobbled up this cilantro-lime chicken and shrimp the other night.
5. Take a Vitamin
You guys! I was so vitamin deficient that the exhaustion and mood swings were terrible. I did not want to do anything and often slept on the couch while my kids watched TV. My doctor told me that I needed a good multivitamin. I do not think that I realized how adding a multivitamin to my life would change my energy levels.
I chose SmartyPants vitamins for myself and later brought them in for my kids as well. SmartyPants vitamins are scrumptious chewy vitamins that offer premium ingredients and are thoughtfully formulated with nutrients that are difficult for people to get from food. The adult vitamins and the kids vitamins are really tasty and never a fight for my kids to take. We had tried other vitamins on the market, but they would not take them. The minute I brought the SmartyPants Kids vitamins in and handed them each one, the ate them so quickly and asked for more! I knew we had found our family vitamin.
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