Momma Told Me: Find Your Way To Well With Recommended Vitamins, Healthy Living Tips + More

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Find Your Way To Well With Recommended Vitamins, Healthy Living Tips + More

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Momma Told Me: Living healthy doesn't have to be boring.


 I'm the first to admit that I am not as health motivated as I know I should be; but that doesn't mean that my health, and the health of my family, isn't important to me. It's simply that getting out and training for marathons, or hitting the gym, doesn't come natural. I'm more of a 'snuggle on the couch and indulge in a bowl of Chex-Mix' kind of gal. At the same time, I realize that, the older I get the more important it is to stop and take a few moments to consider healthier options in things I do everyday. I know, I know, who has the time to fit anything else into their busy lives? Trust me, taking the necessary steps on the way to well is as simple as making small changes over time. Changes like taking your recommended vitamins, choosing the stairs over the elevator, and creating more memorable smiles with the ones you love.
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I'm pretty much useless in the morning. From sun up to sun down our household has a seemingly never-ending array of chores and tasks for me to tick off throughout the day. I know I should eat a healthy breakfast- it's the most important meal, but my breakfast often consists of an orange or a granola bar more often than not. And if you find yourself eating a Pop-Tart instead of scrambled eggs and bacon, it's okay, we're all a work in progress; the important part is that you ARE in progress. Luckily I can always stop at the Walgreens on the corner and take care of some of my daily chores while getting prescriptions filled, stocking up on our necessary vitamins and supplements, and saving with Balance Rewards. Our local Walgreens is actually closer than the nearby grocery store, and usually faster to get out of, as well as cheaper when it comes to our well necessities. This month Walgreens' in house brand, #WellAtWalgreens, is even on sale Buy One Get One Half Off, for a mix and match promotion that makes getting back on track in 2014 a no-brainer.
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It's a great thing I can grab family pictures for Sabrina's school project from the photo department, and do my shopping at the same time; because I'm often left scrambling to pick her up from school. In fact, Walgreens has many healthy initiatives. The Well at Walgreens brand is just one of many ways I can stretch our budget, and my time, by shopping quality vitamins and supplements while getting other daily chores done. By the time I arrive in front of the school at 1:30 to claim my parking spot, I'm wondering where half the day has gone! My tummy's usually starting to rumble and I reach for a nutrient rich high protein shake to curb my cravings and keep me fueled for the evening ahead.
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Naturally, my health isn't the only focus, our way to well includes supplements for the entire family. Jay relies on his B12 vitamins to provide him a little extra energy without the caffeine crash during the work week. And we both take daily multi-vitamins to get our recommended nutrients. I am a notoriously bad pill-taker and have a hard time swallowing capsules, so I've been grateful to find several options for everyday supplements in chewable and gummy form. And there's no convincing needed to get Sabrina to take her Well Children's Gummy Multivitamins when they come in adorable dinosaur shapes and bold, bright, colors. Once the homework is done, and the vitamins have been devoured I'm sure to encourage outdoor activities that will keep her active; and sometimes I can even get the rest of the family to join in!
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Sometimes the way to well is about more than daily maintenance, it's about preserving the smaller things that bring us happiness. Lactose intolerant Jay once thought he'd have to give up many of the foods and treats he loved due to lactose sensitive digestion. With his Lactose Enzyme Digestive Supplements in easy to take chewable tablets, he can enjoy a scoop of ice cream, or even two, without the embarrassment and discomfort of his sensitivity. There are dozens of similar supplements people take daily to encourage healthy digestion, including probiotics, which act as a friendly bacteria that naturally improves the break down and absorption of foods, much like antibiotics work with our system to keep us healthy.
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At the end of the day, no matter how healthy I've tried to stay, there's one key to a well balanced day that is crucial to it's finish and providing a jump start for tomorrow, sleep. For several years, out of college, I worked multiple jobs and maintained a graveyard lifestyle that had me catching cat naps in the evening and 'sleeping' during the day. After training my body to accept this schedule, it was hard to get back on track and re-enter the world of the living. I tried many over-the-counter medications to help me fall asleep, and stay asleep, at night before discovering the natural dietary supplement Melatonin. Just 2mg before bed, with a cup of my favorite tea, helps me fell asleep quickly, and wake well rested.

Walgreens knows the key to a happy life is a healthy one, and good health starts with the simple choices we make every day. That's why, from February to the end of 2014, 1¢ from the purchase of every Walgreens brand Health and Wellness product, up to $3 million, will support the bringing of preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way To Well commitment®. Just another way we can all stand healthier, together. How do you encourage well being in your circles and around you?

What Daughter Says: The way to well can be fun when you fill it with friends, family, and creative everyday solutions.

40 comments:

  1. Good to know about the lactose intolerancy pills at Walgreens, I usually have to curb eating ice cream and whatnot because of that too.

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  2. It's amazing how many items I can find at Walgreens (over the counter) that aids my wellness, from Moleskin for aching toes to specialty toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

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  3. I take Vitamin D and Iron Supplements every day because I am deficient in both. If I go even a day without taking them, I really notice it. I feel extremely sluggish and unwell. I shop at Walgreens for both of these items, as well as a daily multi-vitamin, and other things to keep me feeling good, like green tea.

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  4. Walgreens is one of my most favorite places to shop. I also go all of my photo printing there!

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  5. Great post! So many fabulous tips in there. I think the most frustrating for me is not being able to get all the fiber and nutrition into my kids everyday like I want. They have a mind of their own! So we have fiber gummies and multi-vitamins. #client

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  6. I'm at Walgreens all the time and love their rewards program and store brand items. Both have helped me save money, but I've also tried new things because of them. I totally got hooked on gummi vitamins thanks to Walgreens, haha! They make taking a supplement enjoyable :)

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  7. I love Walgreens and its great they've got all these options to improve our health

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  8. I love that you can find so many different things there!

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  9. Those are some really creative ways to be healthy - and I could def use help with sleep

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  10. I love the variety of healthy options they have at Walgreens. You recommended a lot of great tips! Thank you.

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  11. This is a great post reminding us to take better care of ourselves. We get busy and often forget how important it is. Without your health and well being, you got nothing...

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  12. I've been vegetarian for 16 years (except after Katrina when we ate what we could get)& although my choice wasn't for health benefits, studies now show that red meat could be as harmful as smoking. Along with vitamins & supplements maybe you could cut back on animal protein for longevity.

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  13. Great ideas! I'm a big fan of fun outdoor activities as a way to stay healthy. A little hard to do in winter, but regular neighborhood walks, going out dancing, etc are must-dos.

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  14. Yea, I had no clue they had such a selection !!

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  15. I am definitely trying to incorporate ways to get healthier in my life too. I try to walk more especially

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  16. I love Walgreens! I'm able to get around in the store and there is always someone there who is eager to help me find something. They carry everything I need to help me stay healthy! They have good sales too, especially if you have THE card.

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  17. I love Walgreens. I always get my health care items there. They have great sale prices and carry many types of items.

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  18. I try to feed my family healthier meals by sneaking vegetable purees into our casseroles.

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  19. Love the info on lactose pills I am lactose intollerant & didn't know about the pills

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  20. I definitely need to try the Melatonin. Need some decent sleep!

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  21. Well, having been sick for the better part of 20 years, I can't stress more the importance of taking care of one's self. I guess right now I advocate being very careful about what you put in your body and just because they sell it on the grocery shelves doesn't mean it's safe. The additives, artificial sweeteners and GMO are wreaking havoc on the health of many American and we need to be more informed. Supplements are important but is a good idea to consult a physician about it as I have over done it with supplementation. Thanks for the post.
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I used to love gummy vitamins!

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  23. Great post! Loved it! I love how helpful Walgreens can be!

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  24. Oh we have not taken vitamins before, but have thought about it for awhile now. I think the kids gummy vitamins would be great for Carter!

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  25. Great ideas! My family used to be really good about taking vitamins. I need to pick some up and get us back into the habit.

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  26. I am going to take advantage of some of the Walgreen's specials & get some vitamin D. I rarely go to the doctor, but the last time I did, the nurse was really pushing vitamin D & the important role it plays. So, D.........I'm on it!

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  27. Gummy vitamins have made it a lot easier for me to get my daily vitamins.

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  28. You did as great job giving details. Keep up the great work.

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  29. Very informative post! I've always loved the Buy One Get One Half Off sale they have and usually stock up.

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  30. i agree! living a healthy lifestyle can be very fun when you do it with other ppl and with a variety of fun activities

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  31. I love Walgreen's! Great tips! Don't forget to get your Walgreen's cards for even more savings! Thanks for a great post!

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  32. I have recently started visiting Walgreens more, as there is one on the way to work. I always seem to find some great deals. And I love gummy vitamins-makes it easy to remember to take them every day when it's actually enjoyable!

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  33. walgreens really is the way to go when it comes to vitamins and supplements! i go there all the time for my vitamins, medicines and all that..

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  34. I can definitely relate to the "snuggle on the couch with a snack" kinda of person. That is me! But I'm also getting older too and finding it harder and harder to lose weight.I need to be better at taking my vitamins and being more active. So glad our town finally got a Walgreens!

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  35. I enjoyed reading your post, I take vitamin every morning and have finally gotten my hubby to take one also, I keep Lactaid at the house all the time for my daughter in law and it works for her, I love going to Walgreens, it is surprising at some of the items they have and their prices are good thank you for sharing this review.

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  36. I take the Vegetarian vitamins from GMC and Vitamin D tablets.generics from Rite Aid.
    I was just reading in the news that vitamins don't actually do anything for you as they claim. Sigh. I'm sure next week it will be a different story, as they seem to change their mind week to week.

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  37. Hopefully you will inspire someone else to put down the Chex Mix and get off the couch too! Great info on Walgreens

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  38. I am not really healthy but I encourage it in my family and use myself as an example of how you look when you don't take care of yourself. I am in the process of trying to quit smoking

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  39. thank you for the details..great post :D

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  40. Walgreens is so convenient...it's so much easier to remember to get vitamins and supplements when I'm picking up toiletries and other things. Love melatonin!

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