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With summer in full swing, this resourceful mama is getting prepared. You see, in the past I’ve just taken summer time as it comes. I’ve been pretty laid back about the never ending adventures that our healthy lifestyle brings and I’ve often found myself unprepared for living an active lifestyle in the mountains with two energetic boys. But this summer things will be different. No, I don’t plan to give up our hiking, swimming, bike riding and more. But I do plan to be prepared for our active family lifestyle with an on-to-go summer survival kit created with J & J Healthy Essential Products.
So, why did I come up with the idea of creating this on the go kit? Well, last week when we were out on one of our many adventures my little guy fell down and scraped his knee. While it totally wasn’t a big deal, I realized that I was unprepared for many of the side effects of our beloved outdoor adventures and decided I needed to do something about it. Since staying indoors is not an option with our always on the go healthy lifestyle, the only solution that made sense was to be prepared with products that supported our healthy summer goals and helped us make the most out of the activities that keep us happy.
With this in mind, I headed to my trusted Walgreens store to stock up. I knew that my kit needed to include items both for the kids and adults in our family that would ensure we could stay active and always be prepared for the things that happen when you live an outdoor loving lifestyle.
I’ll be honest and say that I wasn’t really sure where to start but Walgreens made it so easy! With their array of J &J Healthy Essentials that were perfect for all our summer time needs, inspiration hit me. After stocking up my cart, I hurried home to turn my vision of a Summer Survival Kit into a reality.
Now those of you who follow me know that I can’t have anything that’s not perfectly pleasing to the eye! So I started out by picking out an older container we had kept but that I never used. Then I printed out sticky vinyl letters and shapes using my cutting machine so that I could make the front of our Summer Survival Kit perfectly appealing!
With my cute box easily created, it was time to move on to filling it with all those healthy essentials that I had purchased at Walgreens. I started with Band-Aid Fabric Flex bandages because everyone knows that when an adventure arises, scrapes and scratches are just part of the deal! And I wanted to ensure that when those scrapes and scratches happen, they don’t slow us down!
Next, I added in Neosporin for minor wounds and so that I could treat scrapes where ever we happened to be. After all, adventures don’t stop just because of a little fall and by ensuring that I had Band-Aids and Neosporin on hand, I felt confident that we could keep up no matter where our outdoor summer fun took us.
Next I added some Neutrogena Sheer Body Mist to my kit. After all, even with the shade that mountain trees can offer, we spend tons of time during our summer adventures in the sun. And having an easy to spray sunscreen on hand ensures that we are protecting our skin so that we can enjoy hours of outdoor activities.
With the outsides of our bodies taken care of, I turned to the inside. Both of my boys would literally live outdoors if they could but often allergies get the best of them and leave them sneezing their way up one of the many mountain trails. Not to mention the fact that when you go exploring in the mountains, you never know what type of critters may give you a little nibble! Knowing that the only way they could keep up with all our summer outdoor activities was with a little help, I added Benadryl Children’s to my kit.
With the foundations in place for my perfect on-the-go survival kit for the active family, I racked my brain to see what other essentials I needed inside. After settling on some simple snacks to give us extra energy for those adventures that last way past lunch time, I decided my kit was complete!
Once my kit was ready to keep up with my family, it was time for the adventures to begin! So I loaded up the boys, set my location to destination fun, and looked for the next adventure.
Because where we ended up really wan’t that important. As long as we were outdoors exploring together, we were perfectly happy. And we knew that we’ll be able to go more, do more and see more thanks to being prepared for every unexpected side effect of living a healthy lifestyle in the mountains with Johnson & Johnson that we’ve known and loved for years.
For my family that means that our healthy lifestyle won’t have to slow down during these summer months. Instead we can stay on the go and live the active lifestyle we love to knowing that we’re prepared for whatever our next adventures brings.
Now that my family is ready to continue our adventures and stay active all summer long, I encourage you to do the same. And if the wind in your hair, the sun on your face and the thrill of adventure in your heart isn’t enough of a reward for getting out and getting active, you can earn actual rewards you can see with the Balance Rewards for healthy choices program at Walgreens!
This program, which was created to help encourage participants to live a healthier lifestyle is a great tool in tracking your choices and reaching your healthy living goals! With the ability to earn Balance® Rewards points for walking, running, cycling and even purchasing products like the J & J Healthy Essentials, it’s the perfect companion to help you live a healthier lifestyle not only during the outdoor summer months but all year long! And I have to say, it’s so simple to use!
You can track points on your computer or you can make things even easier by downloading the Balance Rewards for healthy choices app! I personally have it on my phone and no matter what I’m doing, I can track my choices instantly, ensuring that I don’t forget to earn those rewards! It’s the inspiration I need to hike further, bike faster and push myself longer towards reaching the many healthy goals I’ve set for myself and my family.
Now I’m sure you’re wondering how you can earn points either on the app or by inputting them on the Walgreens website. And guess what? That’s simple as well! You can rack up points quickly by recording an activity (20 points), setting your first goal (250 points) or connecting your mobile device to the app (250 points)! In, fact I think you’ll be amazing at the endless ways you can earn rewards points simply for staying on track with a healthy, happy and active lifestyle! In my home the reward of a new adventure is enough to get us going and the incentive to earn Balance Rewards for healthy choices propels up towards the finish line.
So start getting rewarded for the healthy choices you are proudly making by signing up for the Balance Rewards program at Walgreens. Then track your activity, create your own on-the-go survival kit or simply discover how living a healthier lifestyle can be rewarding in a number of ways! If you’re like me, you may just be amazed at all the ways that you can make this summer the healthiest and most rewarding summer ever!
Be sure to check out more ways to live a healthy and active life at Walgreens.com. Then tell me, what healthy activities keep your family on the go?