Published on October 14, 2021
Making healthy choices can be a struggle for some. What inspires you might help motivate others – share your inspiration today!
- Share what inspires you to make healthy choices and how vitamin D and/or GrassrootsHealth has helped you be healthy, or, watch the video for examples of how you can find your own motivation!
Has making healthy choices on a regular basis become easy for you? Has it always been easy, or did something happen that motivated you to change?
For some people, making healthy choices is an ongoing struggle. We all have relatives or friends (or maybe it’s ourselves) who, no matter how much we share information or educate on healthy choices we “should” be making, we continue to make unhealthy choices. Perhaps we know what and how we want to change, but simply cannot motivate to pull the trigger or stick with it long enough to see the changes we want to see.
Sharing Your Story and Motivation Could Help Inspire Others
What inspires you to make your healthy choices? How have those choices affected your life? Do you have a success story to share, and how might it involve vitamin D or GrassrootsHealth? Answer the short survey down below and let us know if we could feature your story to share with others in an upcoming newsletter!
Haven’t Found What Works for You Yet? Watch This Video for Some Ideas
Do you know what choices to make, but need help getting started or sticking with a plan? In this video, Tips for Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle, Ria Karan, a holistic nutritionist, shares her top tips to help people find their motivation and stick with it. She begins with some excellent examples of what motivates others to make, and keep making, healthy choices. Watch now to see if they can help you discover your own motivation.
Here is a quick summary of the 5 tips in this video
Tip #1. Find your motivating factors – “What’s motivating you?”
- The most important tip – what TRULY motivates you – do a brainstorm to find some of your answers
- Short-term motivators don’t often work long-term (such as weight loss)
- Examples of good long-term motivators include to set a good example/become a role model for your children; avoiding lifestyles that caused a loved-one’s death (disease prevention); improving quality of life so you just feel better each day
- Other reward-based examples include increasing energy, increasing strength, decreasing anxiety and improving mental well-being, and just feeling better
Tip #2. Find/make the time
Tip #3. Make cooking your own meals more enjoyable
Tip #4. Progress, not perfection -let go of the idea of perfection! Do what you can, and do your best.
Tip #5. Find a support buddy to help you stay accountable
What Inspires YOU To Be Healthy?
Share now by answering the questions in the survey!
Keeping Up with Your Vitamin D is an Essential Part of Staying Healthy
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D levels and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Choose which to measure, such as your vitamin D, omega-3s, and essential minerals including magnesium and zinc, by creating your custom home test kit today. Take steps to improve the status of each of these measurements to benefit your overall health. You can also track your own intakes, symptoms and results to see what works best for YOU.
Enroll and test your levels today, learn what steps to take to improve your status of vitamin D (see below) and other nutrients and blood markers, and take action! By enrolling in the GrassrootsHealth projects, you are not only contributing valuable information to everyone, you are also gaining knowledge about how you could improve your own health through measuring and tracking your nutrient status, and educating yourself on how to improve it.
Help everyone Move Research into Practice with vitamin D and other nutrients! As a special birthday gift to everyone, in honor of the science, we have created a special scholarship fund for anyone to donate to that will go towards helping others participate. Your donation will allow anyone to get help with funding their participation when they need it.
Text-to-give: Text Daction to 44321 to add to our Scholarship Fund.
How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!
STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health
STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study
STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there
STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)