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We’re officially halfway through the first month of the year. Most people are likely still enthusiastic about doing what it takes to make progress towards meeting the health and fitness resolutions that they set at the beginning of the year. Although attitude, focus, and motivation are a huge part of what it takes to reach those goals, its often helpful to have some tools to assist along the way. I’m not somebody who needs the latest and greatest when it comes to gadgets, but there are several things that I do enjoy having on hand to aide me in living an active and healthy lifestyle.
I am one of those people who finds it much easier to focus while working out while listening to music. I used to use the basic white Apple headphones that come standard with Apple devices, but often found that they fell out of my ears while working out and that the sound quality deteriorated rapidly after just a couple of months of using them. I received my AfterShokz headphones last Christmas, and I haven’t used a different pair of headphones since I received them. I absolutely love how they fit, and the sound quality is still as amazing today as it was when I first received the headphones last December. They connect to my phone via Bluetooth, which means that I no longer have to battle cords running from my face to my device during my workouts. Without a doubt, these are the best headphones that I’ve ever owned.
Its no secret that I’m not a fan of winter, and one of the reasons for that is because of how short the days are. I often feel that I’m under a time crunch to get home after work in the winter in order to get a run in before the sun sets. I’m usually unable to get my run started early enough in order to get back home before the sun sets, so I’m incredibly grateful that I received a Flectson Reflective Vest for Christmas. Even though I would much rather run while it is still bright out, wearing a reflective vest makes running at dusk much safer than it would be without wearing one. I appreciate how easy this vest is to put on and how adjustable the size is, so even when its cold and I am wearing several layers the vest still fits correctly.
When I decided that one of my goals for 2018 was going to be to lose some weight, I started to do my research on what I could use to supplement a healthy diet in order to support this goal. After doing some research, as well as talking to my chiropractor, I decided to give doTERRA Grapefuit Essential Oil a try. This essential oil aides in helping to increase motivation for working out, as well as helps to support a healthy metabolism. I add a couple of drops of the oil to a cup of water at least once a day, and have already noticed a difference in my enthusiasm for wanting to push myself even more than previously towards reaching my goals.
I’ve always had an issue with tolerating swallowing large pills early in the morning, so from the moment that I first tried out SmartyPants gummy vitamins I was sold. Not only are they easy on the stomach but the women’s complete version, which I take, includes 15 essential vitamins, as well as omega 3.
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QOTD: What is one of your current health or fitness must haves?