What You Need to Make That Healthy New Year’s Resolution Last

10955195_10100704852322661_7303787309118175237_nOne of the most common New Year resolutions is trying to get in shape and stay fit.  I can say from personal experiences that January is one of the busiest times at my gym.  However, as the year goes on people get busy and their resolution slowly starts to lose momentum.  In fact, research suggests that only 8% of Americans successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions.  Seriously, 8%!!! How am I going to beat those odds?

I have found that a key component of staying fit is a healthy diet full of vitamins and other key minerals.

When it comes to eating healthy, even the most conscientious consumers may find it difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals they need every day from food alone. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that many adults don’t get enough of six essential nutrients – vitamins A, C, D, and E, and the minerals calcium and magnesium.   A complete multivitamin like Centrum® delivers a combination of key vitamins and minerals to help fill the gaps in one’s diet to help ensure you get the recommended daily amount of key vitamins and minerals.


Centrum® multivitamins include the six essential nutrients many people don’t get enough of from food alone. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Calcium.  Visit http://bit.ly/CentrumO2O to find the Centrum® that is right for you and to receive a $4 coupon off your next purchase.

To better understand why our diets lack some of these key vitamins and minerals, Prevention and Centrum® conducted a national survey.

The survey results showed that:

  • (78%) of Americans still believe it is fairly easy to get the recommended daily values of vitamins and minerals by eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • (48%) are concerned they may not be getting enough of one or more key nutrients from their current diet
  • Three in four Americans look at the nutritional content of the foods they eat and buy (76%). Among these, nearly twice as many look at calories (72%) and fat content (61%) compared to vitamin and mineral types (33%) or amounts (30%).

Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that many Americans have a lack of key vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Magnesium and Calcium.

For a lot of people, including myself, it is difficult to know if I am getting all of the necessary vitamins and minerals.  The results from the Prevention and Centrum® survey support the idea that most of us don’t know the importance and benefits of key vitamins and minerals.

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Centrum®. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Centrum® as a product or its effectiveness.


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