Take 5 small steps to a healthier life with United healthcare and enter to win!

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Sometimes it can feel daunting to make healthy changes in your life.

It can feel like there are so many things you should be doing, that sometimes your don’t bother to start at all because it seems overwhelming.

And difficult.

I’m not going to lie, leading a healthy life can be difficult, especially at first.

But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t tackle it with small, manageable changes that can actually make a huge difference.

5 Small Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

1. Drink more water

This really is easy. Whether you simply add water to your daily routine, or better yet, replace sugar-filled drinks with water, every little bit of water you add to your diet can help you feel more energetic, improve your digestion and make you look and feel better.

2. Walk more

This may sound difficult, but you don’t have to make a conscious effort to put on walking shoes and go for a stroll. Park farther away from the store. Get up from your desk more frequently. Take the long way from your car to your office each day. Add a few extra steps to everything you do and they will add up.

3. Get some vitamin D

Spending just 10 minutes in the sun each day can improve your mood and your health. Try it. I bet you feel better and find you have more energy to tackle your day.

4. Take a probiotic

Probiotics have been shown to improve your gut health which has a direct correlation with a healthy immune system. Getting your gut in balance can go a long way towards making you feel better.

5. Go to sleep 1/2 hour earlier

Sleep is so critical to a healthy life, and lack of sleep can cause you to feel tired and negatively affect your immune system. Get caught up on those ZZZs and you will notice a huge improvement in how you feel.

United Healthcare recognizes how important and effective these small steps can be and they want to DARE YOU!

We Dare You to Share Campaign from United Healthcare

United Healthcare dares you take a small step every day to a healthier life! Their July dares are fun and can help you get even healthier.


I have taken 2 of the dares so far, my favorite being the “share a photo” dare. The park is such a great place. When we think of a park, we picture it as a place where kids go to have fun and parents sit on a bench watching them and chatting with other parents. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Use a visit to the park as a way for you to get active too. If the park isn’t too crowded, join your kids on the playground equipment. Push them on a swing, heck let them push YOU on a swing. Try and climb the monkey bars. Or at least talk a walk around the play area while your kids play.

I submitted a photo I took the other day. We were at the park behind the Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo where they did a ladybug release of 3,000 ladybugs. The kids had a BLAST!


It’s really easy to implement these small changes and even easier to take these dares from United Healthcare and enter to win great prizes. There weekly prizes and a grand prize for each dare category.

What are you waiting for?

I dare you!

Did you take one of the dares? Which one?

 Note: this is part of a sponsored campaign with United Healthcare. Opinions are my own.
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  1. Digna D. says

    Thank you for sharing. Very good ideas. Hydration is so important and I’ve noticed that more often I am thirsty at times when I used to think I was hungry.

  2. Angela S says

    These are such sensible tips, but sadly I don’t follow them all. I need to work on getting to bed a little earlier.

  3. says

    It is shocking how much of a difference I feel when I drink the appropriate amount of water. If only Diet Coke made me feel the same way!

  4. says

    For the past two weeks, I have been drinking at least 2 liters of water a day. So far, I’ve seen a tremendous difference in the way I think, as I’m able to concentrate better. It also has helped improved my energy levels. :)

  5. says

    I think your first tip is key to a good start. So many people just don’t drink the water. Soda and caffeinated beverages just aren’t as good for you as a great big glass of water.

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My issue is that I go to bed a half hour earlier and then I lay there and can’t fall asleep!

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