Learn how to stay healthy on-the-go while still enjoying summer activities, vacations and fun foods with your family!
Thank you to Natrol for sponsoring this post. The content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Outdoor festivals. Farmer’s markets. Street fairs. Family vacations. Road trips. When summer rolls around, the opportunities for fun activities seem to skyrocket and if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to miss a beat!
One of the unintended consequences of doing all-the-things can be a bit of slack in the health department. Not that an occasional waffle cone or skipping your exercise routine for a week is going to do you in, but if you’re not careful, you’ll start feeling like heck and miss out on the next fun adventure that comes your way.
Top Tips to Stay Healthy On-The-Go
To keep you and your family in top shape for summer fun, follow these tips for staying healthy when you’re on vacation or out-and-about around town!
(I may receive commissions from purchases made through links in this article. Full Disclosure)
Eat Before You Leave
the problem: You’ve just headed out on a day trip adventure and already you (or one of the kiddos) are starving. You’re forced to eat the first thing you can find, which might be a hot dog or some other equally unhealthy and boring choice.
the solution: Keep yourself from getting hangry by eating a small, healthy meal before you leave the house. This way you’ll be able to hang out for a bit before you need to eat, and wait until you’ve found something really delicious to indulge in.
Take Natrol Multivitamin Gummies
the problem: No matter how hard you try, your busy summer schedule just doesn’t ensure you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need in your diet.
the solution: Natrol Multi Gummies are a healthy addition to your daily meals and snacks*. What I love about Natrol Gummies is that they use better ingredients and have a cleaner ingredient label than most other vitamin brands. Natrol Multi Gummies are vegetarian and contain no artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. They are also made with organic, non-GMO ingredients – including 26 fruits & veggies!
Plus they are gummies – so the whole family loves them! In fact, Natrol makes Multi Gummies for the whole family! Natrol Gummies are gelatin-free and are made with pectin which is less likely to stick to your teeth than gelatin-based gummies and has no animal by-products. You can find Natrol Women’s Multi Gummies, Men’s Multi Gummies and Kid’s Multi Gummies pretty much anywhere vitamins are sold, including Amazon and all your favorite drug retailers like Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid, and Walmart and Target superstores. Just look for the purple bottle top!
Always Bring Water
the problem: It’s hot and you’re dying of thirst. Now you have to waste time searching for a drink (of course there’s no drinking fountain in sight!), and either end up buying wasteful plastic bottles of water or unhealthy sodas.
the solution: Take a reusable bottle (or 2 or 3) with you on the trip. Yes, it’s something extra to carry, but this one is totally worth it! In my family, we bring a backpack to hold water bottles and any extra clothing and we take turns carrying it.
the problem: Your busy summer schedule is messing with your exercise routine. It’s hard to find time to take a run or to fit in your usual class at the gym.
the solution: Work exercise into your summer activities by riding your bicycle or walking to events and skipping the car as much as possible. Plan active activities like hiking, canoeing or swimming to keep the family moving.
Pack Healthy Snacks
the problem: Your kids can’t go 2 hours without needing to eat again (and neither can you for that matter). They beg for every type of junk they see – whether it’s at an outdoor fair or in a convenience store during a road trip.
the solution: Keep from falling into the junk food trap by bringing along healthy snacks from home. This could be reusable snack bags filled with sliced fruits & veggies, trail mix or homemade energy bites, or bring your favorite packaged natural & organic snacks. Bonus – not only are these snacks healthier but more affordable too!
To make those summer adventures even more fun and healthy, I’ve got a GIVEAWAY!! One lucky Mindful Momma readers will win the following prize ($99 value):
- 12-pack of healthy, natural & organic snacks from UrthBox (learn more about UrthBox in this post)
- Hydro Flask stainless steel reusable water bottle (18-oz, blueberry color)
- Natrol Multi Gummies – one each of Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. (Winner must be over 18 years and have a U.S. mailing address.) Giveaway goes through midnight central time, Sunday, July 8th, 2018.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.