One of the facts I’ve found to be true time and time again when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes is that small steps can make a big difference. This year, Church & Dwight has a few easy tips that can help you live a healthier life all year long…without the stress of trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution! Here’s four simple goals that anyone can maintain with ease in 2016:
Take the stairs:
You can take small steps towards a healthier you, literally. Not quite realistic if you work on the 42nd floor, but think escalators at the mall, moving sidewalks at the airport, that errand that’s a two minute drive away…skip all shortcuts and walk! You can also get a pedometer or smartphone fitness app that counts your steps and calories burned so you can measure your results.
Take your vitamins:
Taking your daily vitamins helps ensure you get the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. However, men and women have varying nutritional needs so multivitamins such as Vitafusion™ Men’s & Women’s Complete Multivitamins offer a personalized option to help you feel great and support optimal health.
Get your giggle on:
Laughter really is the best medicine, not to mention it’s both fun and free. Research shows that humour and laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.
Protect your skin:
Use sunscreen with an SPF every day to protect yourself against the sun’s harmful rays (UVA & UVB). And yes, even wear it on days when it’s overcast. Not a fan of chemical-based sunscreen? Luckily, there are plenty of mineral-based formulas that provide great protection too!
I’ve heard it said that it takes fourteen days to develop a habit, and I love that all four of these tips are so easy to do every day until a habit is formed. Whether it’s setting out some tasty gummy vitamins to take every night before bed or using a combination moisturizer and sunscreen so that I can multi-task as I protect my skin, adding some healthy habits to 2016 has never been easier!