The New Year 2018 has just kicked off. All of us have made several resolutions. I too made some resolutions. One of them is to eat healthy and to stay healthy. Another one is to live an active life. In order to stay healthy, I should eat healthy. Hence I cook with fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh antibiotic free poultry and fish. I also eliminate processed food as much as possible. Occasional indulgence is sometimes accepted.
My second resolution is to live an active life. I had been doing yoga regularly since last year. I intend to continue doing it this year too. Along with that, I plan to walk for at least 20-30 minutes everyday for 5 days a week.
You all know that I am a software engineer and a food blogger. As a software engineer I live a sedentary lifestyle. My day starts early at 5.30 AM as I have to cook breakfast and lunch, pack my kid’s lunch box, send her off to school and leave for office. By the time I return home, I get drained. But I have to attend office calls, cook dinner, feed my kid and spend time with my second baby – i.e. my website.
I have been doing the same tasks everyday since the last 10 years. Some years back it was easy as I was young and at the prime of my health. But now with growing age I get tired easily. I realized that my body’s capability to absorb nutrients from regular diet has slowed down. I also started gaining weight due to slow metabolism. Metabolism starts slowing as early as 30s and we start gaining weight.
Not only the slowing of metabolism, but as we age our body changes the way it absorbs vitamins. So even if I cook healthy food with freshest ingredients, it will not have the same benefit to my body as it used to. Hence I need something extra.
Recently, while doing grocery shopping in a supermarket, I came across Ensure. Ensure is a nutritional supplement for adults and it is also available online on sites like Grofers, Big Basket and Amazon. Since it is suitable for both men and women, I picked it up for me and my husband. I realized that he too needs extra nourishment to tackle day to day activities and also to play with our kid. My husband and I have Ensure by mixing it in a glass of milk as per the instructions given on the pack. We normally have it after returning from office.
Fortified with nutri-strength complex, Ensure is the ideal nutrition specially formulated for adults. It helped me to overcome the barriers posed by decreasing metabolism of the body and inefficiency of the body to absorb vitamins. Ensure gives me a lot of strength to complete my regular tasks on a daily basis. I have started feeling energetic throughout the day.
It’s the beginning of 2018 and I’ve decided that I will not only stay healthy but also challenge myself to attain new health milestones.
So remember, to lead an active lifestyle as you age, eat healthy food, do some exercise, take nutritional supplements, drink lots of water, stop worrying and sleep on time. I’ve mentioned my New Year resolution, now it’s your turn to tell me your resolution in the comments. #EnsureAStronger2018