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A Healthier Me from the Inside Out

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

Once upon a time there was a girl in perfect health. Great skin, gorgeous locks, strong bones and lots of energy. Fast forward 15 years, a college degree, a husband, two kids and a mortgage later. Things are working a little slower. Her bones are a little more tired and her skin not quite as luminescent. And let’s not even mention the number of yawns she produces every afternoon.

I made a goal to be healthier this year. I want to run three races this year, one of which is going to be a Warrior Dash! Because I want to be a great runner, I’m taking better care of my body. It’s my instrument. I have started running twice a week, but on the days that I’m not running, I’m making sure to get at least 10,000 steps in. It takes some effort, but my health is worth it.

I’m happier, because I’m healthier. But being healthy isn’t just about exercising. Health starts inside: what am I putting in my body?

Healthy living starts from the inside out

We all know that an everyday multi-vitamin is important. But there are so many specific vitamins that can target areas that we really need the help!

I recently went to Walmart and picked out a few that are going to help me be a healthier – and happier! – me.

I grabbed some Magnesium because it’s vital to bone health. Yes, calcium is the bone vitamin that we all know and love, but Magnesium supports not only bone health, but also heart and nerve function. Plus you need it to convert food into cellular energy.

3 vitamins to help me reach a better me

When I was in my early 20s, I worked for an orthopedic surgeon doing billing and office management. We had a bone density scanner, and I got a free bone scan as a perk (and because we were training a new technician). Can you imagine my shock when I found out that at 23, I had osteoporosis? Magnesium is so important for my bone health!

I also grabbed Vitamin B Complex: B12 and Hair Skin Nails Complex. The B12 will help my body make more energy without having to touch a candy bar or pop open a can of soda. And the Hair Skin Nails complex will help me keep my best face forward.

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So now you see why I decided to start making a healthier me starting from the inside. And since I’m starting on the inside, I want to make sure I’m putting the best product available in my body. That’s Nature Made. Nature Made is the nation’s #1 best-selling brand for quality vitamins, minerals and supplements* to help support nutritional gaps. They’re the #1 Pharmacist recommended supplement brand in 9 categories**.

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Along with taking my new vitamins, for the next month I’m going to eat more protein to keep my muscles happy, and stretch more to keep my joints happy. I know these little yet important changes will make a big difference in my health.

Small changes can lead to big results!

What about you? What are your goals? I’m always better at keeping my goals and reaching milestones when I have a friend to cheer me on. I need motivation! Here’s motivation for you! Go to and join the Nature Made® Healthy Habit Builder program, where you can get motivation and tips around your specific health goals. In addition, you’ll be automatically entered to win a grand prize of $5,000***. So, just to be clear, you can BUILD your own personalized goal, AND enter to win a grand prize! Sounds like a win/win to me. 😉

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*Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016
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