I enjoy learning about health related topics and sharing them with you all. As a member of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network, I was asked to share some information from the Council for Responsible Nutrition as part of a sponsored post.
Our family takes dietary supplements regularly, but I did not realize we are some of the more than 170 million Americans that take dietary supplements each year, according to a survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. Even though we try to eat healthy, as a busy mom, educator, and blogger I often do not have time to prepare the healthiest meals. Even on the days I think we are doing well, I feel that it is still a good idea to take vitamins to help get nutritional benefits and make up for parts lacking in our diet. Since the “perfect diet” is difficult for us to manage day-to-day, using supplements to fill in nutritional gaps and promote overall health helps ease my mind.
After learning more from the Council for Responsible Nutrition I found out multivitamins are the most popular dietary supplements, with 75 percent of supplement users taking one. But, there are so many other types of dietary supplements out there. Before I started taking my assortment of supplements I consulted with my doctor to find the right ones for me. I recommend you talk to your own doctor or other health care practitioner before starting any new dietary supplements.
It makes sense that dietary supplement users are more likely to engage in other healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly, compared to people not taking supplements. Supplements are great, but they also need to be combined with other healthy lifestyle choices.
My family and I combine healthy eating and regular exercise with our dietary supplement use. My husband and I attend Camp Gladiator three times a week and I am also currently training for a half marathon. As a family, we walk to and from school each day. The kids also play on various sports teams throughout the year.
If you would like to learn more about dietary supplements, check out the Council for Responsible Nutrition website.