Why is it so darned hard to remember to take our vitamins?

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Put your vitamins in plain sight and take them at the same time every day to create a habit.

Just asking…Set your vitamins out on the counter in the kitchen in PLAIN SIGHT as I do and you’d think it’s not so hard to remember to take them. Not the case! It’s like remembering to drink your water when your bottle is sitting in front of you: you just don’t do it…at least I find it really difficult.

There are days when I pass by my vitamins and say to myself “You have to remember to take them” and then…nothing. I forget. (But really, I mean, pick them up and put them in your mouth, Valerie! It’s really not hard.)

Well, I guess you can say it’s a bit like exercising: we know it’s good for us (along with swapping out yummy crispy French Fries for a salad at lunch) but we don’t always do it. Is it the rebellious child in us? Maybe, and maybe it’s a bit of innate laziness. I’m not sure what it is, but instead of giving up something for lent, I’ve decided to “add to” for lent: vitamins (particularly calcium) to keep my body strong and healthy!

 

Valerie LatonaAbout Valerie Latona
As the former editor in chief of Shape (the active lifestyle magazine) for 5 years, I personally spoke with a lot of women (thousands over the years, from around the nation) and what I found is this: it's not easy to stay healthy, to get (and stay) fit, and to stem the weight gain tide (and even the tide of disease) that inevitably happens to us as we get older.