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Sunday, January 10, 2021

11 Healthy Products That You Need For The New Year

 Start the New Year off with some new healthy products

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 The new year is always a great time to commit to a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. It is like we have been given a fresh new start or a clean slate. Out with the old unhealthy habits and in with the new healthy habits. Having good health is always a good thing. A healthy body feels better. When you take good care of your body you have more energy and a healthier immune system. A healthy body can fight those viruses better. Good health habits also can protect your body from diseases like cancer, heart problems, diabetes, and so much more. Having a healthy body will help you age more slowly too. For me, my healthy body has kept away all those aches and pains that my friends seem to complain about.

Don't Let Age Tell You How To Feel

 Most people I know who are my age are complaining about body pains and not having the energy to do anything. I look at their life and notice their unhealthy habits like a poor diet and lack of exercise. Sure it takes time to exercise and junk food tastes good but do they enjoy feeling that way. Do they enjoy having to manage diseases that can be reversed with a healthy diet and exercise? Gaining back health may take time but it is so worth it. I am 55 and I have made exercise and healthy eating a priority in my life. I know that is what makes me feel amazing. I don't have body aches. I rarely get sick and I don't have a lack of energy. I know that my healthy lifestyle is what helps me look younger than most people my age and it allows me to keep running 4 miles a day. 

Congratulations On Choosing To Invest In Your Health

The fact that you are reading this indicates that you want to make changes in your health and I want to congratulate you on choosing to invest in your health. Whatever your reasons are to want to make changes to your body, you are doing a good thing when you take a chance to try to do things differently. You may already know that a healthy lifestyle feels amazing and you are curious about new healthy products to incorporate into your year. You are in the right place as I am passionate about health and fitness. I love sharing new healthy products that I discover and I love sharing my health tips. I also love sharing healthy recipes that taste good. I am that person who gets excited about health and fitness. 

Healthy Products That I Discovered For The New Year

This past month, I discovered some new products and I am excited to share with you the ones that I will be using this year. They are products that will be awesome to encourage my family to exercise and they are products that are good for my family's health. I have also included favorite products that are always in my healthy product daily routine. Some of the products were sent to me for review while others I purchased with my own money.

1. Nordictrack Elliptical

With the gyms being closed for such a long time in my state and with the regulations of wearing a face mask while at the gym, my husband was not getting enough exercise. So we made the decision to purchase a home exercise machine for indoor fitness. I did my research on fitness equipment and read exercise equipment reviews. I came to the conclusion that a cheaper piece of exercise equipment was not a wise investment as I wanted something that could take the wear and tear of 4 family members using it. So I decided on the NordicTrack brand for many reasons. I liked that Nordictrack made commercial-grade fitness equipment for the home and I liked that it included interactive workouts.

 My husband is not a fan of exercising so I knew that he needed an exercise machine that had features like the ones at the local gym. I was willing to spend more money if that meant he was going to succeed in his daily exercise. So let my husband decide on what type of workout machine we would purchase as I knew that could make any exercise machine work for my daily fitness. My husband decided on a Nordictrack Elliptical. I really thought he would have selected a treadmill as I never saw him workout on the elliptical at the gym. My husband has been going to the gym without me since March and he told me that the treadmill was making his knees hurt. He decided to try the gym elliptical and discovered that he enjoyed using it more than the treadmill. 

 I was secretly glad that my husband selected the elliptical for our home fitness equipment. While I enjoy running outdoors, I was glad to have indoor exercise equipment to use on cold days and when the air quality affects my asthma. Exercise is good for asthma so having options is a good thing. We have had the Nordictrack for 2 weeks and it was the best health investment product purchase that we have made. The whole family is back to exercising again. That is also led to healthy eating habits. You can read my full review of the Nordictrack Elliptical here.

2. Bowling Equipment

 My husband needs all the encouragement that he can get to exercise. He does not find fitness to be fun but does it as he knows it is important for his health. My husband also gets easily bored with one form of exercise so I am thankful there are many best ways to work out the body. So when a company reached out to me to include a bowling ball on my holiday gift guide, he was happy. 


 My husband enjoys bowling and yes, bowling is a form of exercise. From lifting the bowling ball to throwing the ball at the pins, one is using those arm muscles. While bowling is not an intense form of exercise, it still has plenty of body movement. Just think of the walking and the squats you are doing from getting up and down from the chair. Bowling is a fun form of exercise. So I knew that a bowling package would make a great gift of health for my husband. If you enjoy bowling and want to include it more into your life, I recommend buying your own bowling ball and bowling shoes. Purchasing your own bowling equipment not only saves on rental fees but it protects you from nasty germs. Think about how many other people have touched those bowling balls that are at the bowling alley. How many other people have worn those bowling shoes? So if you are looking for some fun exercise, you need to try bowling. Bowling is also a great family fitness activity. Click HERE to find a bowling alley near you.




3. Fitbit                                                                                                   

 I recently won a Fitbit tracker from attending a virtual health fair that my husband's work sponsored. I used to think that fitness trackers were useless. I did not feel a need for wearing a fitness device on my wrist as I just run for a certain amount of time to get my daily fitness in. I also thought most fitness trackers were a pain as I always forgot to turn them on at the beginning of my workout. I decided to give the Fitbit a chance.

 I now have joined the other side and actually use my Fitbit tracker to motivate my fitness journey. In fact, my husband started using his Fitbit again. I like that the Fitbit shows my step count and exercise minutes. I have increased my exercise sessions from 30 minutes to 45 so I can get my 10,000 steps in. The Fitbit has got my husband moving more as he too wants to get 10,000 steps in a day. The Fitbit has a goal thing of 250 steps an hour and I love seeing my husband run in place while heating his food or coffee in the microwave. My husband has also started marching in place while listening to his many daily work briefings. Working from home had turned my husband into a couch potato and the Fitbit inspired him to start moving more. I know that this fitness device will be the tool that will also get me moving more.

4. Waterdrop Undersink Ultrafiltration Water Filter System

One product that should be in everyone's home is clean water. A water filter system is a healthy product that you need for the New Year. The Waterdrop Undersink Water Filtration System is super easy to install under your sink and is compact so it takes up little space. The Waterdrop water filter has a unique filtration system that reduces bacteria, microorganisms, and any contaminants larger than 0.01 μm. The advanced six-stage filtration also effectively reduces chlorine, lead, taste and odor, sediment, fluoride, rust, arsenic, and other heavy metals. So you get great tasting clean water from the included brushed stainless steel faucet. I love that the faucet does not take up much space and is separate from my main sink faucet. That means only the drinking water gets filtered so the water filter lasts longer. This is a perfect water purification solution for your home.

 The water filters last a long time as it can filter 16,000 gallons of water before it needs to be replaced. The water filters are simple to replace with a twist and lock design. The compact design of the Waterdrop water filtration system makes it an ideal clean water filter system for kitchens, bathrooms, RVs, and even for your refrigerator. The affordable price that is under $99 takes away any excuses for providing healthy purified drinking water for your family. I featured the Waterdrop water filter pitcher on my holiday gift guide as a perfect gift for clean water. My family loved the taste of the water so much that I knew that upgrading to the Undersink Ultrafiltration Water Filter System was a smart solution for having clean water on tap. I discovered that this water system is equal to buying 6 refrigerator water filters so I am saving some serious money.

5. Vegetable Juicer Machine 

 If you are looking for a way to add more nutrients from fruits and veggies to your diet, then a vegetable juicer machine needs to be in your kitchen. Last month I received an affordable juicer machine to review and I loved that I could make carrot juice with so little effort. This veggie juicer is amazing and I was surprised at how well it performs for being a juicer that is priced below $50. 

 The juice making machine arrived at a perfect time as I had 90 pounds of carrots in my garage that was leftover from my church food pantry. Not wanting these carrots to go to waste, I made carrot hummus, froze carrots, dehydrated carrots, and made carrot juice with the vegetable juice machine. Since I am one who hates wasting food, I also made carrot crackers and carrot waffles with the leftover carrot pulp. 

6. Half Gallon Water Bottle


We all need at least 64 ounces of water a day and the sad thing is most people are not drinking enough water. Water is so important to our health. So I am loving my Half Gallon Water Bottle. This water bottle holds 64 ounces of water! I fill up my water jug in the morning and drink from it throughout the day. This colorful water container helps me drink my water. I love that the Half Gallon Water Bottle has a carry strap on it so I can take it with me on the go. This big water bottle even has a big handle so I use it for my weightlifting exercise. When my Half Gallon Water Bottle is filled with water it weighs about 5 pounds.

When my family took an 11-hour road trip last month, the jug provided all the water I needed for the trip. That was awesome so I did not have to use water fountains during our trip. We wanted to travel safely during the pandemic since we were visiting my mom. My mom needed our help so we had to safely travel by car during a Covid pandemic. You can read about how we traveled safely for my mom's sake and I am happy to say no one caught Covid from traveling.

7. Tru Earth Detergent

 Protect the environment and your family's health while saving space with Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips. This unique laundry detergent is Clean, green, and simple! Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power into a tiny, pre-measured strip of liquid-less laundry detergent that you ~ just toss in the wash. Its low-sudsing formula works in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE) and handwashing!

This smart laundry strip detergent effectively dislodges dirt and stains so your clothes are clean and healthier. Not only is your washing kinder to the environment but Tru Earth Eco Strips are also economical. I love that these detergent strips come are available in scents like Fresh Linen, Baby, Lemon Fresh, and Fragrance-free.

Tru Earth Certifications

Paraben-free ~ Phosphate-free ~ Free of added dyes ~ Free of chlorine bleach ~ Free of 1,4-dioxane ~ Readily biodegradable  ~ Hypoallergenic ~ Vegan ~ Plastic-free

9. Regular Girl

 I have to include my favorite supplement on my top ten list of healthy products that you need for the New Year. I discovered Regular Girl three years ago at a health conference and it has been my must-have travel supplement that I also use regularly at home. Regular Girl is a fiber supplement that works and helps you stay regular in the bathroom department. People who travel like flight attendants love it and so do my readers. I have seen my readers become regular customers of this pink fiber product. 

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 This pink packet is more than just a fiber supplement ~ it is a kiss those tummy troubles goodbye. One tasteless packet in the morning mixed into smoothies, coffee, or any other liquid means I go like clockwork every morning. It means saying goodbye to a bloated belly and having a great day. 

10. Recovery Supplements

 Last year took a toll on most everyone from our physical health to our mental health. This year, we could all use a recovery - mentally, physically, and emotionally. This year is a perfect time to refill our cup and I have discovered some amazing supplements that will help us do just that. Pure Synergy ~ the nearly 30-yr old creator of all-natural, vegan, organic vitamins and supplements ~ has the rejuvenation products your body and mind need this winter. 

 I love that these supplements are made from food sources like organic fruits and veggies. The supplement ingredients are Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Preservative Free, and made from superfoods, not chemicals. Pure Synergy's Healthy Recovery supplement line fuels your body with a complete array of nutrients that are key to help you recover your best health. Their organic vitamins, superfoods, and supplements can go a long way to replenish your body with all it needs to revitalize, detox, and rejuvenate. 

 My favorite supplement is the Organic Blue-Green Algae Powder. I love adding the algae powder to my healthy green smoothie for amazing antioxidant-rich carotenoids & chlorophyll that support my immune system & overall health. Other favorites from the Pure Synergy Recovery line that I am using daily are:

Pure Radiance C: This synthetic-free vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and easy on your stomach. It also promotes glowing skin, a healthy heart, and cellular function, while boosting your immune system.

Super B Complex: This perfect balance of all eight essential B vitamins is made of organic fruits and veggies. One capsule provides energy, stress relief, and supports a healthy nervous system. It also aids with healthy skin, hair and nails, and graceful aging. 

Cell Protector: With 18+ of the planet’s most powerful, organic antioxidants and detoxifiers -- this capsule is the ultimate ‘cell’ insurance. One serving also helps promote healthy liver function and glutathione regeneration (master antioxidant) for optimal wellbeing. 

11. New Shoes

The New Year is an excellent time to replace your exercise shoes. It does not matter what fitness activity you do, having shoes that fit properly is important as well as shoes that are not worn out. Improper fitting shoes or ones that are worn out can lead to injuries. Five years ago, I tried to save money on my running shoes and that led to foot problems like sore heels. Then I accidentally replaced those shoes with trail shoes. I was looking at shoes that could help my heel problems and overlooked the description that the shoes for running were for trails.

 I was running on a road in these shoes and the shoe caught in a crack in the road. I fell down hard and ended up tearing my hamstring. So after I healed from my running injury, I made sure to buy new running shoes that fit properly. Since I never wanted to suffer another injury from running, I also replace my shoes when the tread wears out or when I start to notice my heels hurting. My favorite running shoe brand is Brooks. I have found the best fit with the Brooks Anthem running shoes and I love how light these shoes are. My advice, try the shoes before you buy new shoes and your feet may do better in another brand of shoe. Even if you are a walker or find indoor fitness to be better, you still need to have regularly replace your shoes.

What products do you need for the New Year?


8 comments:

  1. I will have to pick some of these up. I do have a Fitbit and I love it. I also love the shoes!

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  2. I don't know why I don't have a fitbit yet. I love exercising and would love to know my stats afterward.

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  3. My wife just started to be fit this month and this is so perfect timing.

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  4. I would like to have a fitbit. I certainly need the motivation right now due to lockdown and winter.

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  5. I agree: proper food and exercise gives your body a nice push and it is very much better for life in general

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  6. These are some really cool things, I have been planning to buy a fitbit since a long time and I think the time has come.

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  7. Those shoes look so comfortable. I'm concentrating on getting all my check-ups.

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  8. I definitely need a Fitbit and after reading this post, I will get myself one.

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