Like most of us, I bet you started off this month and the new year planning to start a ton of new healthy habits. I know I did! Then life got in the way. My son went back to school, work piled up after winter break and we all came down with nasty colds. Needless to say, our New Year’s resolutions kind of got put on hold. Here’s the thing, though: it’s never, ever too late to start again. Just pretend the last month was really just a trial run and make February 1st your new beginning! We teamed up with our partners at Church & Dwight to bring you a few great new healthy habits that everyone in your family will benefit from. Check them out!
Healthy Habits for Your Whole Family
Healthy homemade lunches
Making lunch for your family can feel like a huge chore, but buying lunch regularly is expensive and often leads to unhealthy choices. Start 2017 off right by preparing simple and delicious meals ahead of time. Doing small tasks to prep, such as cutting up vegetables on the weekend, will make the process quick and ensure healthy choices are made during the week. Getting your family involved can also make prepping food more fun and helps your children understand the importance of making healthy decisions.
Keep your hair healthy
Washing your hair too frequently can strip out natural oils and may even cause split ends. This new year, start washing your hair every second or third day to maintain healthy and natural looking locks. Using Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original between washes will help to eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving hair looking clean and fresh with added body and texture. No water required!
Unplug and recharge
Getting a good night sleep is always difficult. There are always new emails to be answered and a list of chores to do; however, it is important to understand the need for a good night’s sleep. Sleep can boost productivity, improve your memory and help maintain a healthy weight. This year, turn off the television, computers and smart-phones one hour earlier. If you are having trouble falling asleep, try Vitafusion™ SleepWell. Each SleepWell gummy is made with 2.5 g of Melatonin, a hormone that helps increase total sleep time.
After a month of indulging start the year off right by challenging your family to drink more water. Try switching your evening pop, or morning fruit juice, for a large glass of water. This may be difficult for the first few days, but after a week you will feel rejuvenated and have healthier hair and skin.
Starting a new habit can be daunting! What healthy habits do you want to start this year?
This post is sponsored by Church & Dwight. All opinions are our own.