Another Wednesday. Another day of work and workouts. I danced out my 84-minute run with 1-hour of DanceFit today. Then this afternoon, I took a break from my culinary ‘career’ and watched the two little rascals that are my neighbor boys. I’ll take work and workouts in whatever form they come.
…and now, another moment of writer’s block. No worries, I have something I’ve been eager to discuss: dietary supplements. I haven’t been one to include supplements into my daily diet until just recently. I always felt [and still do] do that the best way to get adequate nutrition is through a healthy, balanced diet – go figure. I felt with as much as I ate, I was sure to be getting enough Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C… you get the point. The reality…I’m more than likely not getting the healthy, recommended dose of each and every nutrient out there.
A couple weeks ago, I added 2 pills to my morning routine: 1) Fish Oil and 2) Vitamin D.
According to Self.com, fish oil may keep breasts healthy, in addition to its several other health benefits: increasing “good” cholesterol, reducing inflammation, reducing arthritis pain, increasing the lifespan of cells [anti-aging], better sight, and lessening the symptoms of severe mental illnesses [source].
As for the Vitamin D, it is suggested that most people who reside where I do – in the sun-deprived area that is Humboldt County – take a Vitamin D supplement, as we sure as heck don’t receive our daily dosage from sunlight.
“What’s most remarkable about vitamin D is the sheer number of health issues it’s been linked to. In the past few years, studies have shown that a lack of the vitamin may be the primary culprit in depression, heart disease, pregnancy problems, birth defects, skin and other cancers, and multiple sclerosis”, from Why You Need More Vitamin D.
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I, by no means, want to have a pill-popping party every morning, but I am definitely interested in researching other dietary supplements that may be beneficial to my personal health.
1. What’s your take on dietary supplements?
2. Do you take daily vitamins? If so, which & why?
Here’s to health!
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Have you checked out Glamour Magazine’s daily health & fitness blog, VITAMIN G!?