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One of my goals for this year is to get healthier, and to make sure my family is healthier too!Â I wish I could say that we always eat only good foods, but sometimes we end up getting take out or making less than ideal choices.Â That is why I want to make sure that we always get our recommended vitamins.
My son Robert is 14 years old now, and he is getting too old for kidâ€™s vitamins!Â It seems like every time I turn around he has grown another inch, and he is now the same height as me and still growing fast. While he is in a growth spurt it is even more important to make sure his body has all the vitamins and minerals he needs.Â So he and I headed for Walgreens, and so he could pick out some adult multivitamins.For the month of March the Well at Walgreens brand vitamins and supplements are buy one get one 50% off, so it is the perfect time to stock up.Â In addition through December 31, 2014, 1Â¢ from the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well CommitmentÂ® #WellAtWalgreens.Â I like companies that believe in giving back to the community.
He ended up picking the Advanced Formula A thru Z Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplement, which is a great choice because it will work for everyone in the family. I also bought some Well at Walgreens Chewable Calcium + D supplements.Â We like these because they are chocolate flavored, which is an easy way to get some extra Calcium. And although the bag says they are for women, growing boys need Calcium too!
But of course just taking vitamins is not enough, fitness and nutrition are important too. Right now Robert is working on the Personal Fitness merit badge for Scouts. He has to make a fitness plan and follow it for three months.Â So this has been the perfect time for he and I to work together on becoming more fit.Â We donâ€™t necessarily do the same things, but we encourage and remind each other.Â My son wants to get stronger, so he has been doing lots of weights, and using the elliptical.Â I hate the elliptical, soÂ I focus more on functional fitness activities like walking the dogs. Just staying active is so important.
I have also been eating more fruits and vegetables, and encouraging the kids to do the same. Robert doesnâ€™t like to eat salads, but if I juice up some vegetables and make a green juice he will drink it right down!Â Salads are much easier to make than juice, but for now I am working on increasing the amount of vegetables my kids eat, and Iâ€™ll worry about convenience later.
The teen years are the perfect time to establish good lifetime health habits!Â Let me know your tips for keeping your family healthy.