If you’re like me, you work hard at your business and in your home. Ensuring your family is well taken care of is a priority, too. But, you might lose sight of taking care of yourself along the way. Today, I’m sharing 3 Simple Steps to a Better You that you can start right away!
1| Start Your Day on a Postive Note
For me, my morning sets the tone for my entire day. If my day gets off to a rocky start, it leaves me frazzled and that feeling stays with me all day long. That’s why I love kicking off my day with something I know will put me in a good mood.
I like to start most days running with my favorite group of ladies. It’s an easy way to get my adrenaline flowing and hit my daily step goal of 10000 steps per day! And, with views like this, it is hard to not feel good!
Some days, there isn’t time for running, so I start my day drinking a cold brew coffee on the back porch or playing frisbee with Charlie, our very energetic puppy.
Some people find meditation, doing a crossword puzzle, or listening to disco music as a great way to start their day. Whatever works for you, do it consistently!
2| Take a Probiotics Supplement Daily
Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally exist in cultured or fermented foods (like yogurt and certain cheeses) that offer benefits for your digestive system. They crowd out unwanted organisms and allow more of the “good” bacteria to be present in your gut.
I always feel better when my gut is in check. Using a probiotics supplement is a great way to increase your intake of “good” bacteria and help naturally support your digestive balance and healthy gut flora.†
Like all probiotics, Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotics work best when taken every day. It’s important to take them at meal time because the food in your stomach will help to neutralize the acid in your stomach that can be harmful to probiotics. Be patient, it may take up to 14 days to see the full benefits as your body adjusts.
The Advanced Dual Action Probiotic comprises of 2 probiotic strains, Bifidobacterium lactis (large intestine) and Lactobacillus plantarum (small intestine). The bifidobacterium lactis helps with constipation and irregularity. The lactobacillus plantarum helps with gas, bloating, and abdonimal discomfort.†
You can find Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotics while shopping in the pharmacy section of your local Walmart store.
3| Practice Gratitude
As I look around and take stock in my life, I realize just how great my life is. I’m fortunate to have a supportive husband, a super funny kid, and to live in a wonderful community full of like-minded people. Sure, a few heartbreaking, crappy things have happened in my life over the last year, but I grew tired of dwelling on the negative.
Each morning, I take a few moments to think about something that I am grateful for. Somedays, I am grateful for delicious baked donuts to eat. And other days I am grateful for much more serious things.
We all have great, big, beautiful lives. It’s important to sit back and take a close look at just how lucky we are. Everyone has something going for them, some days you may have to look just a little bit harder to see it.
With small changes to exercise, gut health, and your outlook on life, you will be on your way to an even better you! What are your simple steps to a better you?
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.