Why You Should Workout This Winter

Even though I live in Florida, temperatures are still finally starting to drop (hallelujah!) While this makes me happy, especially around the holidays, it also makes me want to curl up on the couch with a Halmark movie–er…book…and just…not move. While this sounds quite relaxing, it’s not exactly beneficial to my waistline. So, on behalf of EcoDrink, a healthy and easy way to get your vitamins every day, I’d like to share with you 5 reasons to take your workouts outside this winter:

1.) General Happiness: Exercise increases your endorphin levels which in turn can put you in a better mood, but did you also know the effect is heightened when exercising in the cold? This is due to the fact that you have to work harder in cold weather, so your endorphin production is boosted more than normal, and in turn, your happiness level. Confession: Whenever someone talks about endorphins and happiness I think of the movie Legally Blonde!

2.) Vitamin D boost: Did you know that about 80 to 90 percent of your vitamin D comes from the sun?  It’s pretty easy and fairly common for people to become vitamin D deficient in the colder months since they aren’t spending time outdoors. (Well, unless you live in Florida like me!) Vitamin D helps to keep your bones and immune system strong, and can also give you an additional dose of happiness.

3.) Burn more calories: Cold weather causes your body to regulate its temperature better meaning you can exercise for longer and burn more calories. Does shivering count as a workout? This sounds like a win to me!

4.) Less sick time: Some studies have found that regular outside exercise in the cold helps reduce the risk of flu by 20 to 30 percent. Through low-temperature training, the body adapts to the cold weather and, with time, strengthens the immune system against it. A a mother of a germy preschooler, this gets two thumbs up from me.

5.) It pairs well with EcoDrink: The EcoDrink Multivitamin is a healthy and convenient way to get your recommended daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals. Full of electrolytes and antioxidants to keep you hydrated and healthy, EcoDrink is a refreshing and delicious thirst quencher that provides energy and aids in muscle recovery after your workout to make the most of your time. It’s also a great way to get in extra water. Just pour the powder in 16 oz, shake, and enjoy! Also, EcoDrink Naturals is made with stevia, not sucralose and can be found on Amazon!.

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The folks at Eco Drink have offered for me to run a GIVEAWAY for two lucky readers. Two people will each get two boxes of the flavor of their choice mailed to them to try out (they are all yummy!) Please follow the instructions below, and the giveaway ends at midnight on 11/26. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by EcoDrink, however all opinions are my own.

Centrum ProNutrients

 

Good morning! The generous folks at Centrum provided me with some products from their new ProNutrients line to test out, and to offer YOU a giveaway! My husband and I have taken Centrum products for years so I was stoked to have this opportunity.

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ProNutrients is a new line of dietary supplements launched by the makers of Centrum multivitamins, and is formulated to naturally work with a multivitamin.

I was provided with 4 different products to try:

Centrum Specialist multivitamins with specific benefits includes Prenatal, Vision, Energy and Heart.

*I chose to get energy. Heck ya! Who doesn’t need more energy? I feel like I have more, too!

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ProNutrients Fruit & Veggie each MiniTab of  harnesses the power equal to a serving of a blend of fruits and vegetables. It is 100 percent naturally sourced from grapes, blueberries, raspberries, plums, carrots and tomatoes.  It also helps support cell protection and general health.  The retail value for the 50-unit package is $11.99, and the 100-unit package is $19.99.

*I was very excited about this one because I sometimes have a hard to squeezing in all of my servings of fruits and veggies during the day.

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New ProNutrients Probiotic is a unique blended powder containing two of the most scientifically studied probiotics.  The individually wrapped packets are designed to ensure the bacteria arrive active and ready to work in the digestive tract.  They also help support immune health and digestive balance.  The retail value for the 14-unit package is $18.99, and the 28-unit package is $29.99.

*Since my scary ER visit, I have been taking Proibotics every day, so I was glad to see this in my mailbox!

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New ProNutrients Omega-3 provides two of the most scientifically studied Omega-3s.  Since the MiniGels are smaller than the sizes of most brands’ softgels, they are easy to swallow. They help support heart health, brain structure and eye structure.  The retail value of the 50-unit package is $12.99, and the 100-unit package is $19.99.

*I didn’t know much about Omega 3’s before reading some info sent to me on them, but health, brain and eye structure are definitely important and I will continue to take these!

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This part is really cool! Did you know that you may be lacking a vital nutrient? Don’t worry, you can find out what, if anything, it is. Centrum is part of a new website called NutritionPossible.com that offers trusted information from health sources, nutrition experts AND guided information through a unique self-assessment tool – for free!

TAKE THE ASSESSMENT! It’s fun and easy (under create your plan) and tells you what products you may need and foods you need to eat more of. Obviously, mine said I need more veggies and Omega 3! (I don’t eat seafood.)

As I said before, Centrum is kind enough to giveaway one Pro nutrients bottle OF YOUR CHOICE to a lucky RWS reader! Please be sure to checkout the giveaway rules. Ok, so how can you win? There are two ways!

1.) In a comment, tell me which Pro Nutrients product you would choose is you win

2.) In a separate comment, Take the assessment and see if you are lacking in any area, and if so tell me what your results revealed, and how you plan to remedy this! (the assessment is under the “create your plan” menu tab)

If you don’t win, don’t worry! You can visit the Centrum Facebook page to find out how to receive a $5 off coupon for any ProNutrients product as well as valuable supplement information, so check out the     $5 off coupon

You have until Monday, January 16 at 8:00 CST to enter. I will choose a random winner and post results the following day.

I am participating in a Centrum ProNutrients campaign hosted by One2One Network. I received nutritional product and compensation. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum ProNutrients as a product or it’s effectiveness.

Did you know today is my half birthday?!