Thank you Council For Responsible Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I am proud to be one of the 170 million Americans who take dietary supplements each year!
It’s obvious that the better you eat, the more energetic you can feel. When you feel your best, you can get more work done. Sleep is improved, your mind feels clearer, and your immune system might be working as it should. Making those lifestyle changes for long-lasting success can be tough at first, but it is not impossible. We have to look at every part of our life to try to make wellness a part of our habits.
As someone who used to work at a very large public school, staying well throughout the year was important. I was facing the public and shaking hands, signing off documents, educating others. How can you stay feeling your best when you’re interacting with so many people?
The first thing that you can do is to make sure that you are taking your daily multi-vitamin.
You can also add supplements based on your needs. Vitamin C is a great one for educators, and elderberry is another one that can help supercharge you throughout flu and cold season. I recently learned that 76% of adults take dietary supplements each year, according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. This is important to note since we know we need more essential nutrients that we may not get from diet alone. Dietary supplements help fill those gaps.
To help avoid burnout or feeling overwhelmed during a busy school year and cooler winter months, dietary supplements can help support your mood and even your energy.
Snack smarter. I like to use nutrition bars for a burst of energy throughout the day, and they can help keep me satisfied all day long.
Skip sugary drinks. Instead of sodas or sugary beverages during the day, I look for sparkling waters with no sugar added. I start my day with a fresh fruit smoothie, and I try to drink my eight glasses of water a day too.
Pack your lunch. Skip the cafeteria and prepare a healthy lunch option. I just started meal planning my lunches with mason jars, and I like to fill them up with healthy vegetables for salads. Simple, affordable, and easy to store!
I also try to add vegetables to every meal. I add spinach to eggs if I have it available, salads for lunch, and maybe a sweet potato with dinner. Don’t forget that you can add veggies to your smoothies too! 😉
The smallest habits can create big change. Don’t feel like you can’t do it. You can! You can make each day more energetic and you can give your all to yourself, your students, and your family. How do you feel your best? I’d love to know what energizes you!
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