2017 Health & Fitness Guide

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It’s a New Year. Time for a New You. Check out this Health & Fitness Guide for some amazing products that will help you become the best version of you this year.

Disclosure: I received free product samples in exchange for posting products to this page, however, all opinions stated are my own and I do believe these items will be helpful on your journey to health!

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sleep-easily
A good night’s sleep is essential to living a healthy life. Sleep Easily is the no-pill solution to help you with sleeping difficulties. Sleep Easily is a proven form of cognitive-behavioral therapy delivered through a mini audio player. It walks you through the five specific physical triggers to get you to sleep or back to sleep usually in less than 25 minutes. It’s not hypnosis or meditation. It’s a technique more effective than any sleep method on the market to date. Buy it.
squatty-potty
Did you know that humans were designed to squat? Squatting fully relaxes the muscle around your colon allowing it to empty quickly and completely. Ecco from Squatty Potty helps you to get optimal elimination without breaking the bank. The Ecco toilet stool works perfectly for families of any size and is incredibly durable and easy to clean. If you appreciate the simple things in life, then this is your toilet stool. Transform your toilet into an elimination station. Buy it.
oobroo
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric
is a doctor formulated, clean labeled, organic, nutrient dense whole food turmeric and pepper supplement that is a must-have in every wellness warrior’s toolbox. This whole food supplement promotes optimal wellness. Developed by a doctor, and customized to meet scientific and evidence-based recommendations for the most effective, bio-active and bio-available turmeric. Contains no toxic, unnecessary “other” or “inactive” ingredients.  Buy it.
fishbelliesCast aside your hot water bottle and bag of frozen peas! Pamper and soothe achy body parts with Fishbellies corn bags. Can be heated in the microwave for use as a heated neck wrap or for post surgery, post workout, back pain, neck pain, labor pains, arthritis, shoulder pain and more. Store in the freezer and use as a cold pack for puffy eyes, migraines, boo boos bug bites, hot flashes or to help reduce swelling. Made with the finest 100% cotton, sturdy and colorful fabrics, Fishbellies are reusable and filled with extra clean corn. Available in 3 sizes. Buy it.
sweetflexx
Looking to get in shape this year? Make every step count with Sweetflexx resistance band leggings. These specialized workout leggings are not only flattering, but they incorporate resistance bands into the clothing. The bands work against your leg muscles while you wear them helping to burn up to 300 calories more per day. The leggings have been tested by a Yale University affiliated lab. Buy it.
advocare spark
Spark Vitamin & Amino Acid Supplement from Advocare, will help you to start the new year off right. This unique blend of 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, works together to provide a healthy and balanced source of energy. A must have for busy moms! Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost, B vitamins to enhance your body’s natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and amino acids to help increase mental focus. Buy it.
Self care
The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being is filled with self-care tools. The Self-Care Solution offers insightful answers to poignant questions about how mothers take care of themselves, their relationships, and their jobs while raising their children. Here, mothers reveal their struggles with self-care, and the consequences of neglecting themselves and their relationships, and share successful strategies to combat these issues. Buy it.
refocus
Did you know the average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 80 percent of them are negative! Refocus bands allow you to be more mindful and take control of your thoughts by simply flipping the band every time a negative thought overpowers you. Refocus bands are designed to be worn and used as a healthy reminder to consciously focus on the positives in yourself and the people around you. The key to your personal journey is to love yourself by making positivity and generosity part of your daily growth strategy. Buy it.
Dipsa
Dipsa Snacks™
Exotic Bars boost your body AND create social change. Dipsa Snacks™ are the delicious, all natural and nutritional snacks that care! They fuel your body with vitamins and essential minerals and a great source of calcium, omega, fiber and protein too. Dipsa Snacks™ are sourced globally from 7 countries and contain exotic fruits, super foods, nuts, seeds and provide a rich source of Vitamin A, C and other essential minerals that are high in Omega 3 and 6. These snacks provide a specific benefit for each part of your system. Buy it.
ogodisk
The OgoDisk gets families active without them even realizing they are exercising. Try to picture a hand trampoline bouncing a ball to someone else back and forth and you have the OgoDisk. The OgoDisk Mini flies the farthest and its small target area increases difficulty. Use it to bounce any ball, and in the summer you can try it with water balloons. The disk itself can be used as a frisbee for even more active fun. The whole family is sure to love the OgoDisk. Buy it.
badass
For a quick pick me up, try the Badass Power Cookie. This cookie is nutrient dense like a bar but tastes like a cookie. It’s great for moms to keep in their purse, diaper bag, gym bag, use as a meal replacement, or those moments when the kids are hungry while you’re out and about.  It doesn’t have to be rushed either. It’s great with coffee or tea and will fuel you with natural energy to keep going. Choose from Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Spice or Berry. Buy it.
Soakees
Get better health, less stress, pain relief, luxurious indulgence and more with a simple 20 minute detoxing, foot-bath by slipping on a pair of Soakees “Slip-On and Tie” Foot Bath Booties. These are the only portable Foot Bath that requires only 3 cups of water and can be used absolutely anywhere. Soakees weighs only 3 pounds in use. They fit any size foot, size 13 and under and are made of soft vinyl with an attached side tie to wrap around the leg to secure it. Luxurious foot soaking salts included. Buy it.
the new primal
Keep yourself fueled up on the go with meat stick snacks from The New Primal. These meat snacks are gluten free, Non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic-free, no added sugar, soy free, Paleo friendly, and made from free-range turkey and 100% grass-fed beef. Featuring fun bold flavors such as Habanero Pineapple Beef, Cilantro Lime Turkey and more, you are sure to find one that you love. Lightweight, portable, and packed with almost 10 grams of clean protein and under 100 calories, these flavored meat sticks are a fresh option from the usual stale, high-sugar, high-sodium protein bars. Buy it.
walkapocket
Walkapocket
is a versatile, lifestyle accessory for active people and for those wanting to start walking for their New Years Resolution. Walkapocket was designed to get people moving, hands free. Made from performance fabric Aerospacer DriLex, Walkapocket stretches just enough to hug your body and stays in place whether you are walking, running or biking. Fits ALL sizes of phones and includes a handy “paper pocket” for ID & cash to keep separate from phone. Walkapocket is also perfect for travel. Choose from several designs. Buy it.
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When it comes to health and fitness, nothing is more important than your feet! Did you know that dry skin, cracked heels, and foot odor is actually caused by the beginning of a fungus? Dr. Canuso has developed a line of products sold in spas and salons that are “skincare for feet”. The Foot Repair Serum treats the cause of dry skin and cracked heels. See and feel results in as little as 2 days! The Daily Exfoliating Cleanser cleanses, deodorize and exfoliate rough, dry skin in the shower. Buy it.
move matrix
Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator
from Neocell provides scientifically advanced ingredients that work together in the body to promote healthy joints. This non-GMO & gluten free formula supports joint flexibility and range of motion. Collagen Type 2 is the key structural protein of joint cartilage. This premium formula combines BioActive NeoCell CollagenTM Type 2, Turmeric, Hyaluronic Acid, and a sophisticated blend of joint targeted ingredients to support flexibility, lubrication, and healthy inflammatory response. Buy it.
Stress cookie
Drink tea, eat cookies and reduce your stress? Yes please! Stress Cookie offers delicious cookies and teas that reduce stress, improve your mood, and help with fat loss (because less stress and better sleep improves belly fat). Both of these products are herb-infused functional foods that help to reduce stress and improve “vigor” (the opposite of “burnout”) so you have more physical energy, sharper mental acuity, and better emotional well-being. The herbs that are used in these have excellent scientific evidence for reducing stress, controlling cortisol (stress hormone), and improving “mood state”. Buy it.
bel essence
Bel Essence carefully develops products to address skin care issues with natural ingredients. The concept is based on the science that our skin has the ability to heal and rejuvenate, reducing and reversing the effects of aging (and preventing them!), maintaining proper hydration, and reversing chronic skin conditions with the right nutrition. Bel Essence creates formulas that don’t simply rely on one “hot” ingredient. Their products combine a number of natural oils and ingredients that provide the necessary nutritional elements for healthy skin and anti-aging. Buy it.
Slawsa
Cool and crisp, Slawsa is, in essence, a cabbage based-relish with a salsa twist. While it contains other vegetables, mustard, and vinegar, the mustard and vinegar are not overwhelming, allowing it to be used in various ways.  It begins on the palate as sweet and transfers heat undertones that make it addictive on top of hotdogs, burgers or brats.  Bring a jar or two of Slawsa to liven up your pre-game tailgate, enjoy it with friends at your backyard barbecue or just share it with your family at the dinner table mid-week. Slawsa is All Natural, Gluten-Free, Fat-Free and very low in sodium. Slawsa comes in Original, Spicy, Garlic and Fire. Buy it.
goddess garden
Goddess Garden Organics, has an entire line of sunscreen products which provide a healthier alternative to chemical based sunscreens and has a variety of sunscreens in different formats specifically for babies, kids, and adults. Goddess Garden Face the Day Sunscreen & Firming Primer features a sheer and lightweight formula to protect your skin from the cumulative effects of sun exposure. Plant-based ingredients lessen the look of sun damage, while chicory root provides an immediate firming effect, making Face the Day ideal worn alone or as a makeup primer. Buy it.
Strap saver
Extend the life of your favorite sports bras, athletic tank tops & more with The Strap Saver. This genius wardrobe solution works by instantly tightening straps that have become stretched out over time, or were too long to begin with. Prevents sports bra malfunctions by keeping your straps taut and firmly in place, renewing your bra’s support, and subsequently keeping your bust up. The result? Renewed life into your favorite sports bras so you don’t have to toss them because of problems on the straps. Buy it.
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If you love greek yogurt, but don’t like it tart, you will love Misha Quark. While, very similar in appearance to Greek yogurt,  Misha Quark’s texture is a lot smoother and richer and has none of the tartness of traditional yogurt. Misha is also a guilt free snack or breakfast option since it’s made with milk from locally grass-fed cows. Additionally, the yogurt alternative is packed with up to 17g of protein (beating out Greek Yogurt’s protein content), is 95 percent lactose-free and has just 2 percent fat. Comes in several flavors such as Strawberry Rhubarb, Key Lime, Blueberry and more. Buy it.
EatSmart Products Precision Body Fat Scale
For tracking your weight, you’ll want to try the EatSmart Products Precision Body Fat Scale Bathroom Scale with 400 Pound Capacity, BMI and Step Off Technology. This attractive scale provides you your weight and estimates body fat, muscle mass, body water, bone mass, BMI and provides you with an estimated daily caloric intake to maintain your current weight. It also stores up to 8 unique user profiles and recognizes the individual user as soon as they step on the scale. Buy it.
medical mommas
For all natural health products, you will love products from The Medical Mommas. The It Hurts Cream is made with essential oils that target tired and achy muscle and joints. Keep it cold in the fridge for extra effectiveness. Their Tummy Tuck Cream is a thick and extremely concentrated formula. It is packed with essential oils that help firm and tighten the skin. Use by massaging onto abdomen and hip areas twice daily. Can also be used on the neck area for skin tightening. Results can be expected in as little as 1 week of use. Buy it.
vous vitamins
Sometimes you need an energy boost. Intense exercise and stress deplete your body of essential electrolytes. Vous Vitamin’s Power Up is a unique blend of B vitamins, potassium and other essentials to help replenish vital nutrients when your performance counts. This Situational Supplement is taken twice daily with a large glass of water, particularly helpful if taken before or immediately following a workout or stressful event. Contains no caffeine or sugar, and has no calories.  Buy it.
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My Lemon Crate
is a monthly subscription box service featuring DIY recipes and premium ingredients promoting natural wellness. Each box includes everything you need to create 3-5 full sized natural products in categories like Personal Care, Beauty, and Home Care. One item from a previous box is the Elderberry Syrup Kit. This lovely syrup features Thieves oil, Ginger oil, raw honey and dried elderberries. This natural remedy is for all ages and naturally improves symptoms of colds, the flu, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, allergies, chronic fatigue, constipation,  and more. Buy it.
ips
Ips Snacks are an ideal snack for both young and old. Made with Whey Protein, each 1 oz. bag of Ips contains as much protein as a serving of one egg. Coming in four mouthwatering flavors, Ips caters to everyone’s taste buds whether you want a mouth full of barbecue, a peppery kick, the tanginess of cheddar, or the sweet taste of cinnamon, Ips has something for everyone in addition to being a healthy protein filled snack. Buy it.
macaccino
Maca is one of the top six wellness trends for 2017. Now you can drink your health with Macaccino, an all-natural, caffeine-free superfood beverage. This revolutionary superfood drink is filling a need in the market for a natural energy beverage packed full of additional benefits for the mind, body, and soul. The company is committed to creating sustainability for not only our bodies, but also for our planet’s natural resources. Buy it.
herbalife
Getting in shape is not only about exercise but also about what we eat and drink. Herbalife Nutrition products are a great way to supplement your diet for healthy nutrition and weight management. Choose from a great tasting Formula 1 Healthy Meal Replacement Shake. It’s easy-to-prepare and it provides 9 grams of heart-healthy soy protein, 17 grams of protein when mixed with 8 ounces of non-fat milk and up to 21 vitamins and minerals or the Herbal Tea Concentrate. It contains caffeine which jump starts your metabolism. There are also Protein Bars which give you a protein boost and satisfy hunger. Learn more.
fxp hula hoop
I can’t think of a workout that’s more fun than hula hooping! The FXP Hula Hoop® is specially weighted and designed for fitness. Weighing 2 lbs and measuring 41” in diameter, this Hula Hoop is ideal for all fitness levels. The exclusively engineered design comes apart into six pieces with the push of a button. The starter kit includes an FXP Hula Hoop in your choice of color (includes carry bag), One workout DVD of your choice, Workout Guide Poster and a Nonslip surface (6″ x 6”). Buy it. Enter to win.
Smoothie base
Dr Apovian’s SuperCharged Smoothie Base Mix is a protein powder that is especially for weight loss.  It is a unique blend of two sources of protein: whey and casein.  Whey is excellent for reaching the muscles right away and guarding against muscle breakdown, which leads to a slower metabolism.  Casein digests slowly, helping to keep people feeling full for much longer than whey alone. It’s just 110 calories and contains 24 essential vitamins & minerals. To get an idea of what kind of recipes you can make with the powder, go hereBuy it.
vibrite
For optimal health, your mouth should get just as much attention as exercise and your diet. The Smileactives sonic toothbrush has a special head that helps whiten teeth. When the Smileactives Vibrite Sonic Toothbrush is used in conjunction with the Power Whitening Gel, you’ll get healthy teeth that are also whiter. Smileactives Power Whitening Gel is non-abrasive. The Vibrite toothbrush comes with a sanitizing storage case that also travels well. Get 12% off the Vibrite Toothbrush with code WhiteSmile. Buy it.
kind
Start the new year right with KIND. Their new flavors will help kick the year off to a healthy and tasty start! New KIND Healthy Grain bars Cinnamon Oat and Double Dark Chocolate are a great New Year, New You snack. Each bar contains 5 grams of sugar with more than one full serving of 100% whole grains. Like KIND Healthy Grains Bars, these bars contain our 5 super grain blend of oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat. Buy it.
Simply earth
Interested in essential oils, but not the high cost? Simply Earth makes it easy to get started with their monthly subscription box. Get 5 oils and extras such as inhalers, and roller ball bottles and several recipes for just $39 per month. All of their oils are tested 100% pure. No additives. No fillers. Just pure natural plant goodness. With your purchase, Simply Earth donates 13% of the profits to help stop human trafficking. Get a free diffuser when you subscribe to the essential oil recipe box with code HEATHERBFREEDIFF. Buy it.
mamma chia granola
Chia Granola Clusters from Mamma Chia are bursting with nutrient-rich chia seeds, whole rolled oats, fruit and toasted nuts, and are naturally sweetened with a touch of golden honey and rich molasses. Enjoyed by the bowlful or the handful, with milk or yogurt, at the table or on the go; these granola clusters bring their chi-balancing prowess and body fueling brilliance to power your soul’s purpose. Buy it.
mamma chia
The Organic Vitality Beverage from Mamma Chia is the product that created the chia beverage category. Mamma Chia Vitality Beverages contain nutrient rich organic chia seeds infused with organic fruit resulting in a delicious, satisfying and refreshing drink. Lightly sweetened with less than one tablespoon of organic agave nectar, one bottle of Mamma Chia contains more than an entire day’s worth of Omega-3’s. Buy it.