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I am a momma-to-be, a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Are You Getting Enough Calcium? How About Chocolate?

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So, here's something I'm going to admit.

I'm getting old.

Sometimes, I look in the mirror and think, "WHO is that saggy old woman?" Then, I push aside my life sized cardboard cut out of Betty White, and again, say "WOW, that did NOT use to hang that low." I then high five Betty, and pat her on her rock hard ass.

As a woman in my thirties (I seriously forgot this the other day. Someone asked me my age and I actually had to think about it- another sign of age), I need to begin thinking about my body's longevity. Exercise, specifically weight-bearing activities (like the workouts I post here!) help immensely with the prevention of many medical conditions- one such preventable condition being Osteoporosis.

It doesn't matter that I'm not 80 years old- keeping bone density healthy by eating right and exercising is something we need to begin to do- even now, peeps. Similar to the reason why I've been slathering anti-wrinkle cream on since I was 17. Getting sufficient calcium also helps with muscle contraction and relaxation, maintaining healthy blood pressure, and preventing osteoporosis.

I used to drink milk for dinner every night- up until I was about 17! Sure, I eat greek yogurt and leafy greens, but the recommended daily intake of calcium (adults 19-50, including pregnant women) is 1000-1200mg/day. I was quite shocked to realize (through the breakdown of my diet), that I was well under the recommendation!

I'm thrilled to be working with Swiss Natural as their Fitness Expert- and in combination with exercise, proper diet, and supplementation, I want to help my body be as healthy as possible- well into my twenties um, later age. I'm super excited to help introduce Swiss's NEW Calciummmm Chocolate Fudge Brownie Calcium Chews!

You had me at brownie.

That's right.


15 Calories.

Good for you.

Keeps your bones strong.

You're welcome.

You don't even need to try these because of the health and preventative reasons- they taste freaking amazing!!! The chew contains 600 mg of elemental calcium, and 400 IU of vitamin D3, so depending on your needs, you can take 1-2 chews daily.

Other ways you can get calcium include through leafy greens, milk, yogurt, cheese, tofu, and my personal favourite...

What? I meant the nuts.  

Alright fine. I'm looking at the yogurt wishing it was ice cream. Covered in chocolate. With brownies.
I have an extra bag of Swiss Natural's NEW Chocolate Fudge Brownie Calcium Chews to give to one of my peeps. Ladies in your thirties- we need to start NOW!

To win a bag (60 chews total), please just Share this post. You can share on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, your choice- just leave me a message below or on my Facebook page letting me know you did. Let's help spread the word together and begin prevention YOUNG!!! And by prevention, I mean enjoying chocolate.