This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ProPharma USA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Please check with your doctor before taking new supplements.
Busy doesn’t even begin to describe my life as a mom of 5. Loud, chaotic, challenging, overwhelming are good words to choose for my life this fall. Between soccer practice 4 nights a week, scouting, working part-time, volunteering, and constantly being sick, I spend way too much time being stressed, and not enough time enjoying my life.
Let’s face it: If Mama ain’t happy, no one in the family is happy.
I am the family manager, and by definition the leader of my merry band of 5. I don’t want to make my husband’s contribution any less. The reality is I manage our calendar; I manage the daily routines; I manage sick kids; I manage our home. I am constantly called to delegate, referee, and manage issues.
Last week was one of the hardest weeks I’ve had this fall. My kids acted like they had no idea what our rules and routines were. I learned that I had elevated cholesterol and blood pressure, and the doctor wanted to put me on a statin medication without much discussion about lifestyle changes or the side effects of statin medications. And, I was struggling with moving my site, A Life in Balance, from one hosting company to another.
I ended the week feeling overwhelmed by everything going on.
5 Healthy Habits for Moms
It was time for me to make some some healthy habit changes that I’ve been promising to make all fall, but hadn’t, yet.
1. Walk daily.
I stopped making excuses that I was too busy to walk, and started walking a mile right after dropping the kids off at school.
2. Drink water.
When I don’t drink enough water, I feel tired. To make sure I drink 3 16 0z containers of water daily, I track my water consumption in my Fitness/Food Journal.
3. Eat a healthy diet.
For me, a healthy diet is a Paleo diet – no dairy, no gluten. I write down what I eat in my Fitness/Food Journal to make sure I make the right choices for me.
4. Get enough sleep.
Admittedly, I struggle with this since I love to read books at night. I am working my bedtime back down to 9:30 pm, supported by my husband who also wants to improve his sleep.
5. Take supplements.
I’ve taken supplements for years. Despite eating a healthy diet, I chose to take supplements to ensure I was as healthy as possible especially when I was pregnant or breastfeeding for 6 years straight. With menopause just a few years away, I continue to take supplements to ensure I stay healthy. With the news of my elevated cholesterol, I will be discussing alternatives to statin medications with my new doctor.
Ubera: Take Heart. Stay Smart
When I was offered the opportunity to try UBERA, pronounced “oo-BEAR-ah”, a unique blend of 3 of the oldest known herbs – Hawthorn, Ginkgo, and Kudzu all in one capsule, I jumped at the chance. The herbs in UBERA are used to support blood flow and sharpen the mind/ improve memory. Given my recent elevated cholesterol readings and elevated blood pressure, I was interested in trying a supplement to help my cardiovascular health.
Made in the USA, UBERA is a blue capsule taken twice daily. Since I’m already taking 8 supplements, I was happy to only take one more supplement that combined 3 herbs in one capsule.
Herbs in UBERA
Hawthorn: Traditionally, it has been used in the treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol, hypotension, angina, arrhythmias, and heart failure.
Ginkgo: Ginkgo has been used in traditional medicine for over 5,000 years to improve circulation and irregular heartbeat. It is also well known to many for its benefits to memory and brain function.
Kudzu: For more than 2,000 years, Kudzu has been used as a remedy for cardiovascular diseases.
My Review of Ubera
I started taking UBERA 5 days ago. About 2 days later, I woke up feeling more focused. I was still a bit tired, though I felt more relaxed and able to handle our busy Saturday schedule. The feeling of being overwhelmed by my medical news and my struggle with migrating my site had left me.
Today, I feel more energized after 5 days of using Ubera. I can stay on task while blogging. I find myself moving faster during my walks and regular daily activity. I feel on top of managing 4 kids during homework time instead of struggling to keep everyone on task. I don’t feel as tired at the end of the day.
At $19.99 for a 30 day supply, Ubera’s cost is in line with what I would expect for a supplement containing multiple herbs. If my new doctor is happy with the results of my taking Ubera which I plan to check with a blood test, I will happily continue to take the Ubera.