Maintaining my wellness & health has always been a priority for me. I’ve been a very active participant in sports, and teams from a very young age. The discipline that I learned from that stayed with me my whole life. Keeping fit, eating as clean as I can (although I do let myself dive in chocolate every single day LOL) and having healthy habits have definitely become a lifestyle.

After having kids though, my priorities naturally shifted towards making sure I am doing the best I can for them. Sometimes I feel like I need to remember to make an effort to keep taking care of myself. Simple changes that have a big impact are my friend in my fast-paced life. I want to share three simple changes I am making this summer for wellness.

IMG_87781) TAKE PROBIOTICS DAILY FOR A MORE BALANCED DIGESTIVE SYSTEM 

A balanced digestive system takes a huge part in our overall wellness. One of the best changes I’ve made lately for my overall health is starting to take Align Probiotics daily. I feel much better knowing I am doing something good for my body. I also noticed that I have more energy, especially since my third week of taking the supplements.

As you may have read on TheBoxQueen before, I try to maintain a nutritious diet, exercise, and do my best to manage my stress levels, all of which support a good digestive system. Our body also need beneficial bacteria, and probiotics provide just that. They are good bacteria that are essential for many vital body functions.

Even better, I learned that Align Probiotics is the only probiotics supplement that contain Bifantis, a patented pure-strain probiotic that helps naturally maintain your digestive health. You take one capsule daily, and Align Probiotics fortifies your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7. * You can get Align Probiotics at Target and save 15% using Target’s Cartwheel app. Offer ends 7/19.

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I especially like the packaging of the supplements. Each day is marked so you don’t forget to take your Align Probiotics everyday. Cute, and useful detail!

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2) MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO DRINK WATER THROUGHOUT THE DAY 

I of course already hydrate after outdoor exercises; especially running. What I realized though was that I wasn’t continuing the trend as well  during the rest of the day. Staying hydrated throughout the day is so important for your body to function properly. I also notice when I consume enough water, my skin becomes clearer, and more supple.

My solution may make you laugh. I made drinking water fun for myself to stay motivated. I now have about seven water bottles, and this sparkly one is a piece from my collection. Even when I am going out, I can keep a coordinating water bottle (matching my outfit haha) in my purse. They are perfect for in between meals; such as car rides, shopping trips, or just strolling around with your family. 🙂

I know drink about 8 glasses of the recommended water. It’s another simple change I apply which has a huge impact on wellness.

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3) EAT AT LEAST 4 SERVINGS OF THE COLORFUL FRUITS OF SUMMER 

It’s not a surprise 4-5  servings of fruit is recommended for our daily diet. They are not only quite delicious but also super healthy. Fruit doesn’t have cholesterol. The majority of fruits are low in fat, and also low in calories. They also contain a lot of essential vitamins, as well as large amounts of fiber.

Everyone can find a fruit they love. Right now I increased my intake of fruit to at least 4 servings a day. ( from my previous 2 to 3 servings) I am fully taking advantage of the colorful, and yummy summer fruits such as cherries, blueberries, and grapes. Full of antioxidants, they are THE perfect snacks.

What simple changes do you make for a healthier you? I would LOVE to hear!!

Don’t forget! You can get Align Probiotics at Target and save 15% using Target’s Cartwheel app. Offer ends 7/19.

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Have the loveliest Thursday night lovely ladies!  XOXO,

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  • Cheryl

    Great tips. One of my main goals always is to drink more water. I have a ton of cute water bottles too, thanks to subscription boxes, so I agree that it’s a great way to make drinking water fun. 🙂

    • Theboxqueen

      Yes subscription boxes are great for those cute bottles. You may have recognized the one I have above- it’s from Little Lace Box, the Kate Spade sparkly bottle :-)) Drinking more water has been a challenge from time to time and I always make an effort to stay o top of it. 🙂 Hope your week has been lovely dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Sophia

    Great suggestions. You are too funny! I love the idea of having different water bottles for outfits. I may borrow that idea from you. It seems like I never drink enough water.

    • Theboxqueen

      🙂 Try it Sophia, it is really a great motivator ( at least for style lovers like us) to have a variety of cute bottles to carry around. So happy you liked the suggestions. XOXO, Elif

  • These are good tips, especially the water ones! I know when I’m feeling tired or sluggish I’ll go have a glass of water and start feeling better – especially with the heat here, it’s so important to stay hydrated! 🙂

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    • Theboxqueen

      Yes hydration is the key for bracing summer haha. It’s easier to remember this during warmer months. In winter sometimes I need to make an effort to make sure I drink enough water but it’s worth it. I feel like when I drink enough water even my skin responds to it fairly quickly. Hope you are having a great week lovely! XOXO, Elif

  • These are great tips! I start the day with a big glass of water and try to drink at least 10 glasses a day. I crave fruit in the summer, especially on a hot day.

    Jill
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    In Pink

    • Theboxqueen

      Wow Jill 10 glasses a day is just amazing! Fruit is a big one for me and I crave it too, especially watermelon, pineapples, cherries, berries in the summer 🙂 Pretty much all of it haha. Have the best Friday dear! XOXO, Elif

  • Great tips. Love the way you’ve put them all together and I absolutely agree. I also tend to drink lot of water, each seasonal fruits and berries and occasionally take some vitamins and supplements as well.
    ow I see how you do it to look so fantastic, Elif 🙂 xx

    • Theboxqueen

      Lu you are so sweet and your kind words motivate me even more 🙂 Thanks for that lovely girl. Water, good nutrition, and good supplements help so much I think for feeling good. <3 Have the best Friday dear. Always great to chat with you. XOXO, Elif

  • I love probiotics. I drink Kombucha so get them in there. I also try to drink a lot of water but somehow it doesn’t happen as much as I’d like.

  • Love all these great tips. No wonder you’re so beautiful. Probiotics are awesome. It offer a massive bang for your health buck.