Although September is known as back-to- school season for some, it’s certainly a return to routine for all of us. Summer allows us time to relax a little more, indulge a little more, and hopefully sleep a little more if you’re lucky! September’s routine is always welcome in our household (I thrive on it!) but it does take some adjusting and getting used to, especially if the “little more” aspect of summer somehow turned into “whoops, a lot more,” and you need to reign things in. It can be daunting knowing where to start, and without clear focus you’re more likely to slide back into your summer-ways.
I generally keep track of my health and exercise all year round (this month I’m be celebrating a full year of logging in daily on My Fitness Pal, which I recommend to friends often) but I’m definitely not as strict and focused during the summer months. With September here, I’m making a commitment to ensure I put my health and fitness first! With three kids in school all day now (First. Time. Ever.) I am so excited for what that means for me and my time working from home. I’m committed to going to the gym three days per week which is a good thing since I took the entire summer off and didn’t visit (whoops!)
I’m also going to get out on our bikes more starting this month. The summer months are too hot for outdoor activity after noon or so, but the fall months are perfect for long bike rides, and other activities outdoors.
Another area with more focus this fall is our eating habits. Summer allows for many quick-and- easy meals, with a little give in terms of nutritional value (a side of potato chips with your hot dog? Why not?) Now, school lunches and healthy dinners take focus, ensuring that we all have healthy options to give us not only the energy for school and activities, but to also build our immune systems to hopefully help keep those nasty back-to- school bugs away! It’s also important to me to ensure my family has their vitamin and supplements daily for this reason. My kids take a daily multivitamin and probiotic, but what about mom and dad? I know, as in most things, we put ourselves last but this is one area that we should ensure we’re covered, parents, and here’s your gentle nudge to start this fall if you haven’t already.
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60% of Canadians aren’t getting all the essential nutrients they need from their diet alone. To help close the gap, Jamieson 100% Complete Multivitamin for Adults is an easy way for individuals to meet their daily vitamin needs, as recommended by Health Canada. If you’re looking for a great way to get your body back on track, this is it!
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40% of Canadians aren’t getting enough omega-3s from diet alone and that’s definitely me (I don’t eat any seafood, zero, none), which puts them at an increased risk of heart disease. New Extra Strength Omega-3 delivers an extra boost of omega-3 fats to support cardiovascular health (and they say with no fishy aftertaste either which is important to me.)
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Probiotics play an important role in overall digestive and immune health, as they help to reduce symptoms such as bloating, and aid in proper digestion and regularity. Jamieson Probiotic 10 Billion is a one-a- day way to promote optimal digestive balance. Every family member in our household takes probiotics in one form or another now.
Jamieson Vitamin D
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