5 Ways to Challenge Yourself In the New Year

By Naturally Savvy

The new year is right around the corner, and there's no better time to focus on how you can build healthy habits in 2017. Making resolutions can be difficult, so why not take a look at our Get Healthy Challenges to see which one fits best with your lifestyle and goals? We've done all the work to keep it simple and fun to make small changes and see a big improvement. Whether you just do one or decide to tackle all of them, we're here with you every step of the way. 

Women's Health Challenge

Are your personal care and beauty products harming your health? Many of the cosmetics and personal care products on the market for women contain ingredients that are anything but healthful and could be putting your beauty in real jeopardy. Do you know what dangers are lurking in your personal care items? From lipstick and moisturizer to nail polish and even tampons, there carcinogens, hormone disruptors, pesticides, plasticizers, and reproductive toxins in the products we use every day. 

Take this challenge to identify harmful chemicals on a personal care product label, learn what the research says, and to begin choosing safer alternatives today.

Read more about toxins in personal care products

Scary 7 Challenge

Here are seven reasons to stick to real food: High-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, monosodium glutamate, and preservatives. Thousands of chemicals are used to make our food look good, taste better, and last longer, but most of these food additives put our health at risk.

The "Scary Seven" is a group of the seven scariest ingredients commonly found in foods on grocery store shelves. We have done the research for you when it comes to how these ingredients negatively affect your health — and we'll help you eliminate them from your diet.
Take this challenge to discover why they’re scary, and how you can start removing them from YOUR diet today to lose weight and feel great! [Editor's Note: There are 7 individual challenges to choose from in this section.]

Read more about the Scary 7 

Non-GMO Challenge

What do you get when you cross the DNA from a bacteria or virus with the DNA from food? You get a genetically modified organism (GMO). Up to 80% of the packaged foods sold in grocery stores today contain GMOs, but you wouldn't know it because products containing them don't have to be labeled.

We collaborated with leading GMO experts including Dr. Joseph Mercola, Jeffrey Smith, Robyn O'Brien, and Lisa Stokke to share their knowledge with you. Take this challenge to identify GMOs on a product label, learn what the research says, and to begin removing GMOs from your diet today.

Read 10 reasons why you should avoid GMOs

Gluten-Free Challenge

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, and many other grains. If you’ve experienced gastrointestinal issues, headaches, depression, joint pain, or numbness after eating something with gluten, this challenge could be for you. More and more research shows gluten may be less tolerable to the digestive system than it once was, leading to a rise in gluten intolerance or allergies. Beware, gluten is hiding in foods you would never expect!

Take this challenge if you believe gluten may be the cause of some of your unexplained symptoms. We will teach you how to spot gluten on a product label and introduce you to great tasting gluten-free alternatives.

Read about gluten sensitivity here

Omega-3 Challenge

A challenge focused on fats! Overwhelming evidence continues to support the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, such as reduced risk of heart disease and chronic inflammation, depression, dementia, and the prevention of nervous system disorders.
Take this challenge to learn how much omega-3 we really need, how to get it, and which brands you can trust. Your mind and body will thank you.

Read about omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

Register for a challenge here and no matter which challenge you choose, make sure to let us know on Twitter at @naturallysavvy or Facebook here.

By Naturally Savvy| December 27, 2016
Categories:  Care

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