This creamy vitamin C packed Orange Mango Protein Smoothie is delicious and a great immune boosting drink. Adding vanilla whey protein also makes it a great recovery drink for after your workout.

January can be trying on our immune systems.

The up and down of the thermostat are a stress on our bodies and limits our time outside and access to fresh clean air. Plus with the cold weather we end up being inside more ofter putting us in contact with more and more people.

Think of all the extra people at the gym due to the New Years Resolutions. I haven’t attended a spin class this New Year that wasn’t full. Putting people together in close contact over and over is bound to spread lots of germs, and increase our chances of getting the common cold or flu.


Beyond being diligent washing of those hands, we need to make sure that we are giving our bodies the tools it needs to stay healthy.

Vitamin C is a great protector against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, and even skin wrinkling. Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C so we must receive it through our diet. The higher levels of vitamin C in our blood may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health. Vitamin C helps maintain tissue and speed wound healing, an overlooked strength is its impact on boosting immune function.

Making sure you are healthy, strong and your body has the nutrition that it needs will help you stick to those New Years Resolutions. Losing weight, maintaining an exercise routine and enjoying your day to day activities start with your diet.

I am really excited to share with you guys about Walmarts Wellness Day. This is great FREE service for all of us, but specifically for anyone who is starting off the New Year with a Healthy Resolution. If you are starting a new workout regimen or food plan you want to take advantage of this awesome free service. Can you tell I think this is AWESOME?

Walmart and Sam’s Club want to help me, you and everyone reach their wellness goals. How are they doing this?

By offering free health screenings at more than 5,200 locations on January 14th. These screenings are great for giving you an overall picture of your health. Knowing your blood glucose, blood pressure, body fat and body mass index is a great way to keep track of your overall success at the gym.